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A right to energy or energy rights? EU Sustainable Energy Week, Right to Energy Forum and Cost ENGAGER meeting

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

In France, a new law on energy and climate to reduce the number of leaky homes and address energy poverty

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.

Citizens at the heart of the European energy transition: how can we put smart meters at the service of users?​

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.

Just Energy World Cafe Institute for Advanced Legal Studies 15 March 2019

A very engaging workshop thanks to all the participants!

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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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Consumer ADR: Delivering fairness and justice for consumers, business and markets

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 [...]

Energy poverty in Italy: an overlooked phenomenon 

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! Social inclusion, poverty and the democratisation of the energy system

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!