CURE researchers contributed papers on fuel poverty and energy vulnerability to a Special Issue of People, Place and Policy.
Harriet Thomson reflects on the recent 2016 AAG Annual Conference held in San Francisco.
The EVALUATE team is organising a conference session on energy and climate vulnerability at the largest geography conference in the UK. Paper proposals need to reach us by the 11th of February!
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.
An estimated 75 to 80 per cent of the current housing stock in the UK will exist in 2050. There is growing recognition that extensive retrofit programmes are urgently needed to achieve significant long-term energy and carbon savings while simultaneously alleviating energy vulnerability and fuel poverty. Social housing providers are at the forefront of innovation in domestic energy efficiencyContinue reading “Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA”
Earlier this month I spoke at three different events in Germany, focusing on various aspects of the relationship between energy transitions and vulnerability in European and other developed-world countries. Most of these presentations were based on the preliminary findings of the EVALUATE project. I first presented a paper in Passau, at the Deutscher Geographentag 2013Continue reading “Energy transitions and vulnerability – interactions with German audiences”
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend the kick-off meeting of the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Programme on the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of Energy Policies and Technologies, held in San Sebastian, Spain. The meeting gave me the chance to speak, via a keynote lecture, about the research and policy issues that areContinue reading “A new wave of interest in energy vulnerability issues within European research and policy agendas”
By Saska Petrova A very limited number of places are still available for this three-day seminar at the University of Manchester, which aims to lay the groundwork for conceptualizing the components, underlying factors and socio-spatial implications of energy vulnerability. The event will bring together academic researchers, policy representatives, and the third sector to consider theContinue reading “Call for participants – Energy vulnerability seminar in Manchester”
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”
By Saska Petrova Do have a look at this (currently open) call for papers for an early career researcher symposium – at the University of Manchester – focused on exploring the meanings, implications and underlying conditions of energy vulnerability. The symposium will take place at the University of Manchester between the 21st and 22nd of May, andContinue reading “Energy vulnerability factors and pathways: Towards a research agenda”