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 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 circumstances described in the previous post – Energy poverty in Lithuania: symptoms (part1) – weContinue reading “Energy poverty in Lithuania: diagnosis (part 2)”

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 alleviation of energy poverty. Ute’s analysis highlights the differences between rural and urban typologies ofContinue reading “France: new approaches towards tackling urban fuel poverty”

When renovations have a hidden agenda: renoviction

By Sergio Tirado Herrero Incentives split between owners and tenants are often mentioned as a significant barrier to energy efficiency investments and behaviour in the housing rental sector. As discussed by Gillingham et al. (2012), tenants have little incentives to save energy at home if they do not pay for the amount consumed; and ownersContinue reading “When renovations have a hidden agenda: renoviction”

Health and well-being impacts of energy efficiency

By Saska Petrova Followers of this blog may be interested in the presentations and outcomes associated with the Roundtable on Health and Well-being Impacts of Energy Efficiency Improvements, held in Copenhagen last month as part of the International Energy Agency study on ‘Capturing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency’. The relationship between housing and energyContinue reading “Health and well-being impacts of energy efficiency”