Category Archives: Country reports

An update on energy poverty situation in Lithuania

Lithuanian Responsible Business Association hosted probably the first seminar on energy poverty in Lithuania. CURE’s Nora Mzavanadze reports

An update on energy poverty situation in Lithuania

Lithuanian Responsible Business Association hosted probably the first seminar on energy poverty in Lithuania. CURE’s Nora Mzavanadze reports

Casanova district: planning an exemplary urban development in Italy

Guest contributors Roberta Pernetti and Marco Castagna present urban planning processes in the city of Bolzano and their monitoring research

Casanova district: planning an exemplary urban development in Italy

Guest contributors Roberta Pernetti and Marco Castagna present urban planning processes in the city of Bolzano and their monitoring research

Energy alternatives and collective ownership

A report about Sören Becker’s research and his visit to CURE in late 2015

Energy alternatives and collective ownership

A report about Sören Becker’s research and his visit to CURE in late 2015

Optimism amidst the turmoil: An alternative take on recent events in Macedonia

Stefan Bouzarovski reflects on the protest movement in Macedonia, an EVALUATE study country engulfed in dramatic political events.

Optimism amidst the turmoil: An alternative take on recent events in Macedonia

Stefan Bouzarovski reflects on the protest movement in Macedonia, an EVALUATE study country engulfed in dramatic political events.

Two new EVALUATE working papers published

The last week has seen the publication of two working papers containing some of the latest results of research undertaken within the EVALUATE project. The first paper is titled ‘From fuel poverty to energy vulnerability: the importance of services, needs

Two new EVALUATE working papers published

The last week has seen the publication of two working papers containing some of the latest results of research undertaken within the EVALUATE project. The first paper is titled ‘From fuel poverty to energy vulnerability: the importance of services, needs

EVENT project policy brief now available in English and Greek

The relationship between domestic energy vulnerability and economic austerity in Greece is discussed in a new policy document issued by a recently completed research project.

EVENT project policy brief now available in English and Greek

The relationship between domestic energy vulnerability and economic austerity in Greece is discussed in a new policy document issued by a recently completed research project.

Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)

In her second blog post, Nora Mzavanadze provides a critical analysis of the current status of residential energy efficiency renovation programmes in Lithuania and presents her views on the existing barriers to such investments. Barriers to building renovation Under the

Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)

In her second blog post, Nora Mzavanadze provides a critical analysis of the current status of residential energy efficiency renovation programmes in Lithuania and presents her views on the existing barriers to such investments. Barriers to building renovation Under the

Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part 1)

In her first post for this blog, Nora Mzavanadze, PhD candidate of Central European University (CEU) and independent consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), examines key aspects of domestic energy deprivation in Lithuania. Her analysis of the current

Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part 1)

In her first post for this blog, Nora Mzavanadze, PhD candidate of Central European University (CEU) and independent consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), examines key aspects of domestic energy deprivation in Lithuania. Her analysis of the current

The Energiewende: ‘for’ or ‘with’ Europe?

Dr Alexander Wochnik, a member of CURE and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester, reflects on some of the implications of Germany’s new ‘Grand’ coalition agreement for the ongoing low carbon transition. His piece also provides rare insights into an issue that is currently at the margins of current academic and policy debates – the implications of the Energiewende for Germany’s relations with its neighbouring countries in the EU.

The Energiewende: ‘for’ or ‘with’ Europe?

Dr Alexander Wochnik, a member of CURE and Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester, reflects on some of the implications of Germany’s new ‘Grand’ coalition agreement for the ongoing low carbon transition. His piece also provides rare insights into an issue that is currently at the margins of current academic and policy debates – the implications of the Energiewende for Germany’s relations with its neighbouring countries in the EU.

France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty

In our latest guest post, Ute Dubois (ISG International Business School, Paris) discusses the relevance of the rural-urban divide for the understanding of energy poverty in France and for assessing the suitability of past and new policy approaches for the

France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty

In our latest guest post, Ute Dubois (ISG International Business School, Paris) discusses the relevance of the rural-urban divide for the understanding of energy poverty in France and for assessing the suitability of past and new policy approaches for the