FPRN bulletin – 1st July 2022

1 July 2022
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Welcome to our email bulletin.

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.

If you have any issues accessing the below articles, or you have articles, research or other information we could share, please contact newsletter@fuelpovertyresearch.net

Report of STEP's work in the UK (pdf)
William Baker (2022)
 Report  Open Access 

This report reflects on the Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) project activities in the UK and makes the case for reform to better support consumers in energy poverty and to meet net zero goals. The report calls for a number of actions to improve support for consumers such as the need for integration of energy advice with other advice services.

Energy poverty and deprivation in Ireland (pdf)
Michelle Barrett; Niall Farrell; Barra Roantree (2022)
 Report  Open Access 

This report examines the issue of energy poverty and deprivation in Ireland in the context of recent policy debate and increasing energy prices and forwards a number of opportunities to improve outcomes for impacted households.

New frontiers of electricity capital: energy access in sub-Saharan Africa (pdf)
Lucy Baker (2022)
 Academic Paper  Open Access 

This paper explores the role of pay as you go off-grid solar electricity as a solution to delivering universal access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The idea of how innovations in technology in the electricity sector are reconfiguring relationships between key stakeholders and households.

The Home Energy Security Strategy: a permanent solution for lower bills (pdf)
Juliet Phillips; Colm Britchfield; Pedro Guertler (2022)
 Report  Open Access 

This briefing paper outlines what a Home Energy Security Strategy could look like and cover in the UK to ensure those who are most vulnerable and at risk of fuel poverty are not only protected but provided an opportunity to improve their individual situations. The paper calls for six key actions to be taken.

LETI Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide (website)
London Energy Transformation Initiative (various authors) (2021)
 Report  Other  Open Access 

This report explores how existing homes can be adapted to meet UK climate targets with the report covering key topics including: what is retrofit, where are we currently placed and what is achievable, how retrofit can be delivered and presents a range of practical case studies. The report website also contains a video from the launch of the report with key industry and policy stakeholders.

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

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