Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda

By Saska Petrova

Do have a look at this (currently open) call for papers for an early career researcher symposium – at the University of Manchester – focused on exploring the meanings, implications  and underlying conditions of energy vulnerability. The symposium will take place at the University of Manchester between the 21st and 22nd of May, and is supported by the Meeting Place of the UK Energy Research Centre. Financial support for travel and subsistence expenses is available.

It is also possible to register to attend without presenting a paper (though we very much encourage everyone attending to present their work)!

The symposium will be followed by a two-day research seminar on the same topic. More information about this will follow soon.

Welcome …

… to the new blog of the EVALUATE (Energy Vulnerability and Urban Transitions in Europe) research project! The blog is authored by a group of academics led by Professor Stefan Bouzarovski at the University of Manchester. EVALUATE, which is funded by the European Research Council and will run for the next five years, involves an interdisciplinary research team, and seeks to produce results of relevance to academics, policy makers, non-governmental organizations and business.

I hope to turn this blog into a hub for not only presenting the results of the project, but also engaging with wider audiences on questions of energy vulnerability (understood as the propensity of a household to experience a lack of adequate energy services in the home), sustainability transitions, urban transformation and community participation.