In this article, Harriet Thomson presents a discussion of the European Parliament’s most recent announcement on energy poverty and what it means in practical terms.
The last week has seen the publication of two working papers containing some of the latest results of research undertaken within the EVALUATE project. The first paper is titled ‘From fuel poverty to energy vulnerability: the importance of services, needs and practices’ and is now listed in the University of Sussex SPRU Working Paper series.Continue reading “Two new EVALUATE working papers published”
EVALUATE/CURE research associate Sergio Tirado Herrero recently participated in an international symposium in Belfast, with a video introducing the aim and context of some of our recent work, as well as key results and emerging ideas on the spatially-contingent and multi-scalar nature of domestic energy deprivation in Europe.
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 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”