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.
Feedbacks on the COST Engager conference “#Energypoverty, clean energy, and the European energy divide” in Bucharest
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:
The policy overview of the development of energy policy & vulnerability at EU level I wrote for the ESRC Just Energy research project has been published
Next Energy Consumer founder and executive director. Consultant & policy-shaker.