Come to Turin, Italy, on 25-27 November 2019 for the Energy Union Package Training Course I am organising with the Turin School of Regulation. This course will be rich in details of real business models and case scenarios and light on theory.
NextEnergyConsumer will be in Mexico City next week for a special Mexican Energy and Society Week. We will focus on energy, climate change and society, energy poverty, consumer rights and empowerment, clean energy for all, Sustainable Development Goals, Climate resilience, gender issues and many other topics. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Mexican Ombudsman's [...]
The 11th Citizens' Energy Forum embraced the issue of climate change and the role of young people, but overlooked energy poverty and practical solutions to engage the most vulnerable
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.
In June 2019, I was invited by the ENABLE.EU project to talk about consumer perspectives, smart meters and measures to bridge the gap between consumer needs and European intentions. My role was to bring the voice of consumers to the table and get back to the essentials, namely that attention to people' needs and personalised service are essential to enable the development and acceptance of technologies by all and for all.
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.
The expansion of the line has enabled a dialogue between the key players in the east of Paris and catalysed a process of rethinking local development in a deprived area of the French capital.
A very engaging workshop thanks to all the participants!
On Friday 15th March we invited some of the participants from our study to our world cafe event at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.
The World Cafe concept (sometimes referred to as a ‘knowledge cafe’) is a method for information sharing in groups of all sizes, backgrounds, and generations. Our key aims were to allow our participants to share, listen, focus and connect with the ultimate objective of working towards collective action in addressing the complex problems which our research has identified so far.
Our cafe ‘tables’ were organised around the themes of our research: access to justice, vulnerability and energy policy and hosted by our team: Naomi, Chris, Rachel & Marine. We invited our participants to share their views on each of our topics within the structure of some larger pre-defined questions. We ensured that each conversation built upon the previous discussing which had taken place.
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This article was originally written for the ESRC JustEnergy website. Naomi and I participated in the conference “Consumer ADR: Delivering fairness and justice for consumers, business and markets” organised by the Center of Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford on 18 and 19 March 2019. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows the settlement of a [...]