Special Issue: People, Place and Policy


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Rapid and deep decarbonisation is urgently required to help minimise the worst effects of climate change. However, policies and initiatives aimed at decarbonisation pose both risks and opportunities for people energy poverty.

Following on from our recent ENGAGER sponsored conference, Making Decarbonisation Fair, the Fuel Poverty Research Network are working with the online, open-access journal, People, Policy and Place (PPP) to compile a special issue dedicated to Decarbonisation and Energy Poverty. 

Rapid and deep decarbonisation is urgently required to help minimise the worst effects of climate change. However, policies and initiatives aimed at decarbonisation pose both risks and opportunities for energy poor

This special issue will explore these risks and opportunities with reference to different aspects of energy justice (distributional, recognition and procedural) and will consider how we can make these emergent policies more just and fair.households.

Through a collection of articles, it will explore how these policies can be designed to make sure energy poverty is alleviated, rather than deepened and that energy poor households are meaningfully engaged in shaping a reliable, affordable and fair energy future and benefit first from innovations with the potential to improve their health, wellbeing, and social and economic inclusion.

We are pleased to announce that the first papers to be completed are now available online. The rest of the special issue will be available later in 2022.