Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA

An estimated 75 to 80 per cent of the current housing stock in the UK will exist in 2050. There is growing recognition that extensive retrofit programmes are urgently needed to achieve significant long-term energy and carbon savings while simultaneously alleviating energy vulnerability and fuel poverty. Social housing providers are at the forefront of innovation in domestic energy efficiencyContinue reading “Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA”

CURE team starts work on the HOME project

Together with Future Climate, we recently received funding from the EAGA Charitable Trust for a new project titled Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME). Among other goals, the project will aim to improve the limited understanding of energy vulnerability (structural drivers, norms and coping strategies linked to energy use) among households living in multiple occupancy homes in theContinue reading “CURE team starts work on the HOME project”

Introducing … “Fuel poverty measurement in Europe: a pilot study”

Our latest guest post focuses on a new project funded by the Eaga Charitable Trust, and co-ordinated by Harriet Thomson and Dr Carolyn Snell at the University of York. Until April 2014, they will conduct a collaborative study of fuel poverty measurement in Europe by developing a pilot survey of fuel poverty in eight EU MemberContinue reading “Introducing … “Fuel poverty measurement in Europe: a pilot study””

New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece

The 15th of July will see the start of the EVENT project (Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece), which aims to explore how experiences of domestic energy deprivation in this country are underpinned by the social and spatial infrastructures of everyday life. The endeavour is funded by the Royal Geographical Society with the InstituteContinue reading “New project: Energy vulnerability and alternative economies in Northern Greece”