Fuel Poverty and the Gas Price Crisis – Insights from Research

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29th March 2022

13:00 UK Time 29th March, Online Event

The Fuel Poverty Research Network held a webinar on the impact of gas price rises on fuel/energy poverty at a UK and European level. The webinar discussed recent research on fuel price rises, their contribution to a wider cost of living crisis and possible policy responses. Short presentations from the panel were be followed by an opportunity for discussion and questions from the audience.

William Baker

William Baker (chair)

Fuel Poverty Research Network and Energy Systems Catapult


Sabrina Iannazzone (panelist)

European Anti-Poverty Network

Sabrina Iannazzone, Policy and Advocacy Officer at the European Anti-Poverty Network EU, a European network of national, regional and local networks, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. She supports people experiencing poverty and energy poverty in their demand for a socially fair green transition combining social and environmental targets. Prior to this, she worked in the field of social rights and external relations in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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Peter Metajic

Peter Metajic (panelist)

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Peter Matejic joined the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as Head of Evidence in July 2019, where his team are the guardians of JRF evidence on poverty, providing the knowledge base to underpin and assess our outcome plans and our real-world impact.  Before joining JRF, he worked for almost 20 years in the Civil Service, including leading on a number of issues of the Government’s annual poverty statistics, leading on poverty analysis at DWP, developing persistent poverty and child poverty measures, and working on fuel poverty and energy price analysis.

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Anne Owen

Dr Anne Owen (Panelist)

University of Leeds

Dr Anne Owen is a University Academic Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. Her work focusses on the environmental impacts associated with household consumption and she produces the UK’s annual consumption-based emissions account for UK government. Anne’s recent projects have focussed on the distributional impacts of climate policy on UK households, identifying which type of households might be disproportionately impacted if there are changes to way policy is funded.:

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