Energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective. Virtual Special issue on The Varieties of Energy Poverty: a Global Perspective 2019-03-03

Energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective Rating: 5,9/10 1738 reviews

Virtual Special issue on The Varieties of Energy Poverty: a Global Perspective

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

Series Title: Responsibility: edited by Neil Simcock, Harriet Thomson, Saska Petrova and Stefan Bouzarovski. The latter has been achieved, in part, thanks to a fuller appreciation of the services and production chains via which energy circulates across territories. Using evidence from extensive custom-built neighborhood surveys, we interrogate the sociodemographic, housing, and infrastructural features of households that experience a lack of adequate domestic energy services. Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and physically- necessitated level. More broadly, it also argues that energy sector reconfigurations are both reflected in and shaped by various domains of social and political organization, especially in terms of creating poverty-relevant outcomes. Energy Policy, 68 , 476-481.

Next

OAPEN Library

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and physically- necessitated level. Public Health, 123 , 765-770. 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. Maciej Lis, Agata Miazga, and Katarzyna Salach Multiple vulnerabilities? Millions of people across the world suffer from energy poverty due to a combination of financial, social and technical circumstances. We conclude by proposing an energy justice framework centred on availability, affordability, due process, transparency and accountability, sustainability, equity and responsibility, which highlights the futurity, fairness and equity dimensions of energy production and use. Building and Environment, 114 , 344-356. 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.

Next

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback)

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

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. This paper offers an integrated conceptual framework for the research and amelioration of energy deprivation in the home. It now has a prominent — even if diverse - representation in academic literature, as well in the policy seeking to mitigate poverty and foster renewable energy and energy efficiency as drivers for a more sustainable development. Our results point to the existence of distinct landscapes and typologies of energy vulnerability in the urban fabric. Measuring energy poverty is challenging, as it is a culturally sensitive and private condition, which is temporally and spatially dynamic.

Next

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

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. Fuel poverty can thus be seen as the joint outcome of broader practices of legal, political and material delegitimization. . Statistical indicators of energy poverty are an important and necessary part of the research and policy landscape. Energy and Buildings welcomes original research from designers and architects, urban planners, civil engineers, built environment scientists, geographers, and other interdisciplinary scholars, as long as the focus is on the special issue theme.

Next

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability: A Global Perspective

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Fuel poverty, affordability, and energy justice in England: Policy insights from the Warm Front Program. There is therefore a need in a global perspective on domestic energy deprivation as highlighted by Bouzarovski and Petrova 2015. It traces the historical development of scientific understandings centring on these topics, while exploring their interactions and interdependencies. It focuses on the northern Czech town of Liberec — a place that is known for having some of the highest heating prices in the country — to elucidate how a socially, economically, and environmentally detrimental lock-in has come into existence as a result of ill-conceived policies of marketization, municipalization, and privatization.

Next

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability by Neil Simcock · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

We prefer theoretically guided, both quantitatively and qualitatively oriented, empirical research. Three features distinguish this study from other poverty studies:a micro-level approach combining households and communities as the main units of analysis, an unusually long period of observation for some communities and households, and a comparative framework offering fours cases with very different economic development levels and institutional contexts. Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and physically- necessitated level. Connon Post-apartheid spatial inequalities and the built environment: drivers of energy vulnerability for the urban poor in South Africa Abigail J. In this article, we argue that an improved understanding of the urban embeddedness of energy poverty can provide novel insights into the systemic underpinnings of injustice.

Next

A global perspective on domestic energy deprivation: Overcoming the energy poverty

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

We thus develop a conceptual framework focusing on the links between the sociodemographic and housing vulnerabilities to energy poverty on the one hand and wider patterns of urban social inequality on the other. This is a global concern, encompassing issues relating to both a lack of access to modern forms of energy such as electricity, and the inability to use energy services in the home due to unaffordable energy costs Bouzarovski and Petrova, 2015. The chapter starts from the multiple definitional controversies surrounding fuel poverty and energy poverty, to then discuss the different ways in which notions of energy vulnerability and energy justice have enriched traditional understandings. Investigating fuel poverty in the transport sector: toward a composite indicator of vulnerability. 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. This collection has a fantastic set of chapters, examining energy poverty in a diversity of contexts, as well as critiquing existing analytical frameworks. Our findings point to the need for understanding energy vulnerability as an evolving socio-spatial phenomenon embedded in multiple layers of institutional change and organizational practice.

Next

Energy Poverty and Vulnerability by Neil Simcock · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

Capital city regions have fared better than rural areas even if traditional macroeconomic performance indicators do not easily match domestic energy deprivation metrics. Statistical indicators of energy poverty are an important and necessary part of the research and policy landscape. Energy poverty is said to occur when such amenities cannot be secured up to a socially- and physically- necessitated level. A traditional assumption is that households at lower levels of income depend on cheap and polluting fuels, such as biomass and kerosene, and if households move up the economic ladder, they substitute dirty and inefficient fuels with cleaner and more efficient ones Barnes et al. Please keep in mind that papers selected for this special will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure. Same but different: On the applicability of fuel poverty indicators across countries—Insights from France. Each paper should consider the problem- and application-oriented focus of the journal.

Next

Energy poverty and vulnerability

energy poverty and vulnerability a global perspective

Material deprivation—a phenomenon that has rarely been studied in infrastructural terms—creates new sociospatial inequalities that might supplant patterns and processes of intraurban differentiation. An examination of the diverse manifestations of energy poverty is supplemented by an identification of this condition's shared and context-specific causes. A vulnerability study of the low-income elderly in the context of high temperature and mortality in Seoul, Korea. Second, we emphasize the ability of vulnerability thinking to encapsulate the driving forces of domestic energy deprivation via a comprehensive analytical matrix. An examination of the diverse manifestations of energy poverty is supplemented by an identification of this condition's shared and context-specific causes.

Next