Our lab. has conducted the research on fuel poverty in the northern region, Japan. The climate in Hokkaido island (Japanese northern end island) is very cold. The number of low-income people is larger than that on the main island. We already measure the fuel poverty rate in this area. The rates of some town are over 50%. It is a terrible situation in a town where there was a huge coal mine.
The next step of our research is to find the solution how to mitigate the rate with appropriate method for our culture.
we\\\'d like to
1. compare the situation with other areas in the world. (especially the influence on young people)
2. collaborate to research the way to reduce the rate.
3. collaborate to research the way how to support housing life for low-income people.