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09 Mar 2020

[Sustainability] Special Issue now open "Multidimensional Perspectives for Energy Poverty Sustainable Mitigation"

[Sustainability] Special Issue now open "Multidimensional Perspectives for Energy Poverty Sustainable Mitigation"

Dear Colleagues,

Energy poverty is a growing societal issue that puts the welfare of many citizens on both sides of the global north–south divide at risk. It is recognized as a multidimensional problem which exceeds individual households and has linkages and interdependencies with the economic, technological, and social systems with multiple geographical specificities. Connecting sustainable energy transitions, energy equity issues, and energy poverty is therefore a new challenge at hand.

This Special Issue will be composed of a selection of papers addressing a wide range of approaches and tools to mitigate energy poverty while also taking into account sustainability. Authors from different disciplines such as geography, sociology, economics, engineering, and other related disciplines are invited to submit their papers. Covered topics could be related, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • Innovative solutions to tackle energy poverty;
  • Policy innovations;
  • Energy efficiency approaches;
  • Sustainable building renovation;
  • Assessment of indoor thermal comfort and energy use in vulnerable households;
  • Health effects of energy poverty;
  • Methodologies and metrics for energy poverty characterization and monitoring;
  • Climate change vulnerability (summer and winter problems);
  • Sustainable energy access;
  • Energy justice;
  • Energy governance;
  • Energy use and social practices.

Dr. João Pedro Gouveia
Dr. Ricardo Barbosa
Guest Editors