Rapidly growing informal settlements could be the key to sustainable urban energy system transformation

In our latest guest post, Mukesh Gupta discusses the relevance of an often overlooked aspect of global urbanisation processes – the use of energy by residents of informal settlements living in the cities of developing countries. Mukesh is currently a PhD student of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University workingContinue reading “Rapidly growing informal settlements could be the key to sustainable urban energy system transformation”

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”

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”