The EVALUATE project has published a policy brief directed at decision-makers across Europe. The brief focuses on energy prices and general poverty trends in the European Union. It is being issued to coincide with the commencement of EU Sustainable Energy Week and the ManagEnergy Annual Conference, where our team is represented Stefan Bouzarovski at a plenary panel discussion.
The European Union is currently gearing its forces to become a world champion of low carbon economic development, with Germany providing the lead in the form of the Energiewende. The ambitious and far-reaching objectives of this process have attracted a significant amount of academic and media attention, not the least due to the radical political,Continue reading “Large-scale hydropower: ‘Clean’ energy threatens one of Europe’s key biodiversity hotspots”
On the 4th of February CURE hosted a cities@manchester Urban Forum on ‘Austerity, Warmth, and Well-being: Connecting Fuel Poverty and Urban Health’ together with the Institute of Population Health. Organised as a panel discussion, it was chaired by Arpana Varma (Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester) and had Pat Karney (Labour Councillor at the Manchester City Council), DamianContinue reading “CURE co-hosts an Urban Forum on fuel poverty and urban health”
CURE Directors Joe Ravetz and Stefan Bouzarovski connect the recent CURE launch event (featuring a lecture by Durham University geography professor Harriet Bulkeley) with topical developments in the UK energy sector.
The EVENT project is well underway. The contribution below, written by project team member Dr Alexandra Prodromidou, reflects on our recent project activities.
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the kick-off meeting of the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Programme on the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies, held in San Sebastian, Spain. The meeting gave me the chance to speak, via a keynote lecture, about the research and policy issues that areContinue reading “A new wave of interest in energy vulnerability issues within European research and policy agendas”
By Stefan Bouzarovski I was interviewed by the Greek political ecology magazine ‘Oikotrives’. The full text of the interview (in Greek!) can be found here, and the magazine in its published form is here. The interview mainly focuses on the political and social issues associated with the rise of energy poverty across Europe, as wellContinue reading “Interview in Oikotrives”