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19 Jun 2018

Wed. 20 June (3 pm CEST): Webinar on policies to tackle energy poverty in Europe

Plugging the gap between energy poverty management and the lived experience: five principles

Plugging the gap between energy poverty management and the lived experience: five principles

As an introduction, this webinar will elaborate on the current policy and activities in the Netherlands and the UK, to show differences and promising examples of new ideas on how to tackle energy poverty. Accordingly, a new approach to energy poverty policy will be discussed, based on bringing insights from a multi-disciplinary understanding of the lived experience of energy poverty into policy design. The speakers argue that understanding the lived experience of energy poverty is critical in designing appropriate policies, which are both effective and aligned with people’s day-to-day lives.

In addition, the range of disciplines that examine the lived experience of energy poverty (housing, employment, education, social policy, health, energy etc.) help to give breadth to our understanding of this challenging condition. The speakers propose five principles for policy design, informed by a multi-disciplinary understanding of the lived experience. These principles can be applied at a range of scales (local, regional, national and super-national).

Speakers:

- Koen Straver (ECN)

- Lucie Middlemiss (University of Leeds)

The presentation and recordings of the webinar will be available afterwards at the webpage of the IEPPEC Energy Evaluation Academy:

http://www.leonardo-energy.org/resources/1030/ieppec-energy-evaluation-academy-58a54f2501d3d

Please note that the recordings do not include the discussion part of the webinar. So if this is really worth attending the webinars live!