The EVENT project commenced its programme of activities during July and August. These were undertaken amidst an atmosphere of rising controversy around questions of energy prices and energy poverty in Greece. Rapid increases in electricity tariffs during July became a major point of political contention in the country, especially as they are anticipated to continueContinue reading “Research on energy poverty in Greece – update”
In Hungary, the price of imported natural gas – the most common fuel for domestic space heating – has been a key factor determining the affordability of household energy services during the 2000s. If in the first half of the decade its price increased at a relatively slow pace, above inflation rate and below the rate of increase of salaries and pensions, this situation changed drastically in 2006.
By Sergio Tirado Herrero Research on energy poverty in the EU (Healy, 2004) found out substantially high percentages of population unable to heat their home adequately in Southern Member States (Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain) during 1990s. These data may reflect cross-country cultural differences in perceptions about thermal comfort and the affordability of domestic energy, but alsoContinue reading “Energy poverty in Spain: the politicisation of energy vulnerability at an early stage”
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”
By Stefan Bouzarovski I recently gave a plenary talk on ‘Energy poverty in Eastern and Central Europe’ at the ‘Energy Action Fuel Poverty Conference 2013‘ in Dublin, Ireland. This was a two-day event organised by the Energy Action charity, which has hosted two such gatherings to date. Much of the discussion and papers in theContinue reading “Fighting fuel poverty in Europe through common action”