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.
- Whose energy use matters? Reflections on energy poverty and decolonisation
- It starts at home: Space heating and cooling efficiency for energy poverty and carbon emissions reduction in Portugal
Pedro Palma, João Pedro Gouveia, Katherine Mahoney, Salomé Bessa
- Double energy vulnerability in the Norwegian low-carbon urban transport transition
Siddharth Sareen, Markus Waage, Polina Smirnova, Jeffery Boakye-Botah, Morten Ryen Loe
- The dynamics of urban household energy poverty and energy transition in Mozambique
Carlos Shenga, Matthew Cotton, Joshua Kirshner and Lorraine Howe
- Energy culture and the dynamics of energy poverty in south Chile: a blind spot for decontamination energy efficiency policies
Alejandra Cortés, Catalina Amigo
- Bringing fuel poverty forward from post-intervention evaluations to design and decision-making stages
Mohammad Hosein Abbasi, Badr Abdullah, Muhammad Waseem Ahmad, Ali Rostami, Jeff Cullen
- ‘The reduction of fuel poverty may be lost in the rush to decarbonise’: Six research risks at the intersection of fuel poverty, climate change and decarbonisation
Graeme Sherriff, Danielle Butler, Philip Brown