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
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!
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,
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.
Next Energy Consumer founder and executive director. Consultant & policy-shaker.