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Book title: Energy Poverty and Vulnerability

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ISBN: 9781315231518 9781138294455 Year: Pages: 13 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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This book aims to provide a global perspective on energy poverty, with the aid of novel theoretical approaches that disturb entrenched scientific preconceptions and policy prescriptions. We are particularly interested in deepening existing conceptualizations
of the systemic drivers of energy poverty, by drawing attention to the
manner in which the condition is embedded in deeper forms and practices of social
exclusion and injustice. Starting from the fact that energy poverty is an inherently
spatial phenomenon – it is both experienced in and caused by the entanglement of
the socio-technical infrastructures of the home, while varying significantly across
cities, regions and nations – there is a strong focus on the geographic processes and
contingencies that underpin the emergence of this predicament. We draw together
the findings of original research conducted by leading experts from a wide range of
countries in order to capture the rapidly expanding corpus of scientific and policy
expertise on energy poverty. By furthering knowledge on the driving forces of the
condition, the book also produces policy-relevant insights that can aid decisionmaking
on how domestic energy deprivation can be ameliorated.

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability

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ISBN: 9781315231518 9781138294455 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Human health and well being are closely intertwined with the ability to access affordable and modern domestic energy services, including heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, and information technology. Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and physically- necessitated level. Millions of people across the world suffer from energy poverty due to a combination of financial, social and technical circumstances. Energy Poverty and Vulnerability provides novel and critical perspectives on the drivers and consequences of energy-related injustices in the home. Drawing together original research conducted by leading experts, the book offers fresh and innovative insights into the ways in which hitherto unexplored factors such as cultural norms, environmental conditions and household needs combine to shape vulnerability to energy poverty. Case studies from a wide range of countries are presented, thus providing the first globally-integrated account of a policy and research domain that has previously been divided between the Global South and North. An examination of the diverse manifestations of energy poverty is supplemented by an identification of this condition’s shared and context-specific causes. Conveying policy-relevant insights that can inform decision-making, this book can be of great interest to students and scholars of energy demand, social justice, and sustainability transitions, as well as decision-makers and practitioners who wish to find out more about this complex issue.

Energy Poverty

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ISBN: 978331969298 9783319692999 Year: Pages: 125 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69299-9 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313478
Subject: Electrical and Nuclear Engineering
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EVALUATE is a multi-sited study, involving extensive research across a variety of cities and countries. Focusing primarily on four Central and
Eastern European cities (Budapest, Gdańsk, Prague and Skopje) the project
has undertaken a customized survey with 2435 households, supplemented
with insights from in-depth household interviews, ‘energy diaries’
and energy efficiency audits in the homes of approximately 160 households
living in the four cities. EVALUATE has entailed 195 expert interviews
in a much wider range of sites across the world, as well as an analysis
of micro-data from national and European Union surveys of energy poverty.
It has led to more than 200 dissemination activities, while laying the
basis for the European Energy Poverty Observatory as well as a new
European Co-operation for Science and Technology Action on ‘European
Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation’

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