A new information hub led by EVALUATE project researchers extends the reach and impact of existing research
CURE researchers contributed papers on fuel poverty and energy vulnerability to a Special Issue of People, Place and Policy.
A global perspective on domestic energy deprivation: Overcoming the energy poverty–fuel poverty binary’, by Stefan Bouzarovski and Saska Petrova.
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”
The EVALUATE project has published a policy brief directed at decision-makers across Europe. The brief focuses on energy prices and general poverty trends in the European Union. It is being issued to coincide with the commencement of EU Sustainable Energy Week and the ManagEnergy Annual Conference, where our team is represented Stefan Bouzarovski at a plenary panel discussion.
On the 4th of February CURE hosted a cities@manchester Urban Forum on ‘Austerity, Warmth, and Well-being: Connecting Fuel Poverty and Urban Health’ together with the Institute of Population Health. Organised as a panel discussion, it was chaired by Arpana Varma (Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester) and had Pat Karney (Labour Councillor at the Manchester City Council), DamianContinue reading “CURE co-hosts an Urban Forum on fuel poverty and urban health”
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”
Our latest guest post, by Professor Cosmo Graham at Leicester University, outlines the fascinating findings of recent research into the relationship between disability and fuel poverty – a topic that has received little scientific and policy attention to date.
Tirado Herrero, S., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Petrichenko, K. 2013. Fuel poverty alleviation as a co-benefit of climate investments: evidence from Hungary. Proceedings of the ECEEE Summer Study 2013. 3-8 June 2013. Belambra Presqu’île de Giens, France.
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”