On 25 July 2019, French deputies and senators agreed on a text aimed at gradually eliminating the “passoires thermiques” (literally, the “thermal sieves”), i.e. the housing that is very poorly insulated (classified as “F” or “G”). Housing conditions are one of the primary cause of energy poverty, and the main focus of NGOs and activists in France.
A right to energy or energy rights? I organised a workshop on access to rights and Energy Poverty for the ESRC Just Energy project during the Right To Energy forum & EUSEW19
Grazie ClimaEuropa, il manifesto per l’Europa con al centro l’azione per il clima e un Green New Deal europeo.
Italian energy consumers deserve better than an overlooked energy poverty policy and suffer from significant gaps in governance. The highly fragmented responses fail to prevent the increase of energy poverty and climate change issues. The current mitigation system is not enough to address the phenomena, and as suggested by the European Clean Energy for All package, efforts should be put in structured energy efficiency and long term consumer empowerment. The first victims of the fragmented responses are the households affected by energy poverty.
Back me up! My abstract on “Social inclusion, poverty and the democratisation of the energy system” has been selected, now I need help to get through it!
New measures agreed at the end of 2018 put the consumer at the center of clean energy transition and give more protection to the poorest and more vulnerable energy consumers.
In December 2018, the Mexican Energy Ombudsman asked me to write a special edition of its monthly magazine, focusing on energy consumer protection in Europe: Protección al consumidor en el sector energético, Antecedentes y mejores prácticas de Europa. Through this article (in Spanish), I aim to raise awareness of the importance of having an energy market adapted […]
I was invited to talk about energy poverty mitigation initiatives in Europe. I put some existing curative and preventive measures into perspective, such as energy bonuses and retrofitting programmes.
One of the key aims of the ESRC Just Energy project is to investigate how vulnerable consumers access justice. Therefore, understanding which consumers are currently excluded from accessing justice through ADR is key, as is providing an overview of recent EU and national measures and policies which seek to address energy poverty and consumer vulnerability in the energy sector.
Often, we don’t realise how important it is to be bold, and how important it is to propose attractive, fit-for-purpose design in order to engage in energy efficiency and sustainability