Guest contribution: The Spanish electricity market – a critical review

Following the discussion started in our previous post about energy poverty in Spain, guest contributor Aurèlia Mañé Estrada (University of Barcelona) gives us her critical views about the failures of the Spanish electricity market and recent legislative proposals presented by the Spanish governments last June 19th. Professor Mañé Estrada holds a PhD degree from the UniversityContinue reading “Guest contribution: The Spanish electricity market – a critical review”

More on illegal coal mining and energy vulnerability in Ukraine

By Sergio Tirado Herrero If you were interested in one of my previous blog posts about the documentary film Pit No. 8, here come some additional bits that follow up on some of the topics discussed: The fate of Yura and his sisters: during the filming of the documentary move, Estonian director Mariaana Kaat gotContinue reading “More on illegal coal mining and energy vulnerability in Ukraine”

(De)politicising energy vulnerability at the European scale

By Stefan Bouzarovski Continuing along the politicisation theme that Sergio started in his previous post, readers of this blog may find of interest my recent presentation at the 8th International Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference in Vienna. I participated, via an online link, in the panel on Arena Shifting and Urban/Regional Politics: Depoliticization, Conflict and Democracy. The presentation exploredContinue reading “(De)politicising energy vulnerability at the European scale”

Pit No. 8 – a documentary film on energy vulnerability and failed transition in Ukraine

By Sergio Tirado Herrero When Marianna Kaat, Estonian filmmaker and director Pit No. 8, was ready to start filming his documentary movie about illegal coal mining in the Ukrainian Donetsk/Donbass area, the person she had chosen to be the main character of the film (a retired man fed up with the bribes demanded by theContinue reading “Pit No. 8 – a documentary film on energy vulnerability and failed transition in Ukraine”

Energy vulnerability conference in Manchester – a short report

By Stefan Bouzarovski I announced the Manchester energy vulnerability conference several times on this blog – it finally happened last week (between the 21st and 23rd of May)! The event provided an entire new range of perspectives on the emergent framework of ‘energy vulnerability’, which refers to the propensity of a household, community or stateContinue reading “Energy vulnerability conference in Manchester – a short report”

Announcing the energy vulnerability events in Manchester

By Stefan Bouzarovski Later this week, the University of Manchester will host an international conference on the spatial, social and environmental dimensions of energy vulnerability. I have already announced the call for papers and participants for this event several times on this blog …   The gathering, which is supported by the Meeting Place of the UK EnergyContinue reading “Announcing the energy vulnerability events in Manchester”