Pinning hope on “modern” energy as the solution for Zimbabwe is overly simplistic

Currently, SDG7 as a global agenda for energy development is tinkering on the periphery, according to Ellen Fungisai Chipango, Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Johannesburg. She explains in an article on The Conversation website.   Global energy targets don’t deal with people’s real problems in Zimbabwe Thirty years ago, ending energy poverty wasn’t among … Continue reading Pinning hope on “modern” energy as the solution for Zimbabwe is overly simplistic

Media corner – upcoming podcasts on access to energy as a basic human right

Next week the ‘ENGAGER Energy Rights Forum: Would a Right to Energy end Energy Poverty?’ will take place between the 15th and 19th of March 2021, entirely online. While registration is now closed, there is still much to learn and there will be more podcasts produced after the event. European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and … Continue reading Media corner – upcoming podcasts on access to energy as a basic human right

New analysis notes that extended lockdown into the winter months could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK

Cecilia Keating writes on the Business Green website about new analysis from the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) calls on the government to implement vast energy efficiency programmes for homes that will lower heating bills while reducing carbon, spurring jobs and levelling regional inequalites.   ECIU: Leaky homes and extended lockdown could exacerbate households' … Continue reading New analysis notes that extended lockdown into the winter months could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK

Fuel poverty: the hard facts in Bristol

Ade Williams, a pharmacist in Bristol, discusses the fuel poverty crisis in the city in an article on the Bristolcable website.   Brian’s story and the scandal of fuel poverty in Bristol My patient Brian worked out a routine for seeking warmth by staying in public buildings, including my pharmacy: ”Wear a smile and try … Continue reading Fuel poverty: the hard facts in Bristol

Survey shows 75 per cent of Scottish homes are in a state of disrepair and fuel poverty rose for the first time in five years

The Scottish House Condition Survey revealed that 75 per cent of Scottish homes are in a state of disrepair and 57 per cent have “disrepair to critical elements.” Marc Horne explains in an article on The Times website.   Three out of four homes need repair as fuel poverty rises Three quarters of Scotland’s 2.6 … Continue reading Survey shows 75 per cent of Scottish homes are in a state of disrepair and fuel poverty rose for the first time in five years

What will it take for policymakers to take the fuel poverty crisis seriously?

While Britain has had one form of advisory group or another addressing fuel poverty for close to 20 years, it is shocking how little attention it is receiving. Andrew Warren, former special advisor to the House of Commons select committee on the environment and a well-known proponent of energy efficiency, writes on the BusinessGreen website … Continue reading What will it take for policymakers to take the fuel poverty crisis seriously?

Study shows that low carbon energy transition can increase inequality

Recently published research supports previous claims by researchers who argue that renewable energy consumption may be indirectly driving energy poverty. Sandra Handy explains in an article on the Science Times website.  Is this your experience?   Shifting to Renewable Energy Can Drive up Energy Poverty, Study Says In a new study from Portland State University, … Continue reading Study shows that low carbon energy transition can increase inequality

One London borough’s attempt to address fuel poverty

Harriet Clugston and Mike Brooke write in the East London Advertiser about Newham’s efforts to left households out of fuel poverty. What success have you had in your local area?   How 'green' energy is lifting more Newham households out of fuel poverty A growing number of families are being lifted out of ‘fuel poverty’ … Continue reading One London borough’s attempt to address fuel poverty

Energy poverty in Central & Eastern Europe in the spotlight

In a recent report from the Right to Energy Coalition, Bulgaria and Hungary showed extreme levels of energy poverty; Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic had better rankings, but local experts say that may reflect a lack of data more than reality. OVER-EXPOSED, a new essay from EnAct explores diverse situations in these five countries, … Continue reading Energy poverty in Central & Eastern Europe in the spotlight

When will it change for the better? “eliminating fuel poverty has steadily slipped down the political agenda” in England

Only Estonia has a greater level of fuel poverty in the EU. Yet the government continues to back away from finding a cure for a scourge that now touches over 2.5m households. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, gives his views in an article in the January issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading When will it change for the better? “eliminating fuel poverty has steadily slipped down the political agenda” in England