FPRN bulletin – 10th June 2022

10 June 2022
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The FPRN email bulletin is a semi-regular email highlighting a handpicked selection of recently published research and other knowledge outputs in the area of fuel/energy poverty from around the world. The aim is to share this emerging knowledge more widely and to help generate discussion across the network.

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A review and analysis of initiatives addressing energy poverty and vulnerability in Ontario, Canada
Runa R. Das; Mari Martiskainen; Lindsey M. Bertrand; Julie L. MacArthur (2022)
 Academic Paper 

This paper examines initiatives that assisted energy poor and energy vulnerable households in Ontario, Canada during 2003–2018 and finds that they largely address short-term needs and focus on the symptoms of energy poverty and vulnerability, rather than on preventative measures.

Sustainable Energy Through Design: An Approach to Alleviate Energy Poverty in Vulnerable Communities on the US–Mexico Border Region (Springer)
Viviana Barquero Diaz-Barriga; Ardeth Barnhart (2022)
 Book Chapter 

This chapter examines the connections between vulnerability, energy access, and the spatial design of communities within the US–Mexico border region.

Decarbonisation of the Polish residential sector between the 1990s and 2021: A case study of policy failures (Science Direct)
Jakub Sokołowsk; Stefan Bouzarovski (2022)
 Academic Paper 

This paper analyses the policies that regulated the energy mix in the Polish residential sector between 1990 and 2021 and finds that the lack of identification of the household as a stakeholder for many years led to a failure of decarbonisation and associated issues such as fuel poverty, however, recent policy changes addressing this limitation have resulted in improved outcomes across a range of dimensions including fuel poverty.


Qualitative evaluation of an intervention to reduce energy poverty: Effects perceived by participants according to typologies of social vulnerability (Science Direct)
Constanza Jacques- Aviñó; Andrés Peralta; Juli Carrere; Marc Marí-Dell'Olmo; Joan Benach; María-José López (2022)
 Academic Paper 

This research assesses the effects of an energy poverty intervention in Barcelona with a focus of understanding and identifying typologies of social vulnerability which could be utilized to help improve the design of equitable energy poverty interventions elsewhere.

Examination of energy poverty among households in Kasargod District of Kerala (Science Direct)
Christopher Kuruvilla Mathen; Anver C. Sadath (2022)
 Academic Paper 

In this article the authors examine the extent and intensity of energy poverty among households in the Kasargod district of Kerala in India.

Just Transitions: A Political Ecology Critique (pdf)
Stefan Bouzarovski (2022)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This paper  explores a number of the tensions emerging with the idea of the “just transition” and discusses possibilities for a more egalitarian politics and shared environmental commons in the articulation of residential energy efficiency and housing upgrades drawing upon political ecology literature and examples from Europe and North America. 

We’re also producing a special issue of the journal People, Policy and Place on Decarbonisation and Energy Poverty. Eight articles have already been published and more will follow soon.

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