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Energy and social inequality. The social dimension of the energy transition in Germany and Europe


The energy transition and with it the rising electricity prices have brought the connection of energy and social inequality on the agenda. This anthology reflects the current state of energy poverty, energy policy and social inequality. It brings together contributions from research and practice that provide insights into the problems faced by households, discussing causes and relationships, or reflecting on policy approaches and instruments. Works from other European countries support the analytical depth and help to make the debates about environmental and socio-political goals more objective. The socio-political dimensions of the energy transition are the basis for fairness, individual life chances, the guarantee of fundamental social rights - and thus not least for the acceptance of energy policy measures.