In the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, energy poverty has long been a central issue in the everyday lives of the shrinking population. EnergyMeasure’s partner Tighean Innse Gall provides concrete measures for people’s everyday lives.
Energy Measures and its peer projects
When we submitted the EnergyMeasures project to the EU-commission, it was under the Horizon2020 call that focused on building a low-carbon, climate resilient future, which is secure, clean and efficient in energy. Since there is no single way to achieve this aim, the call gave way to the creation of multiple, autonomous projects, each tackling the challenge of energy poverty from a different perspective. The projects which Energy Measures considers sister projects are ComAct, COOLTORISE, EmpowerMed, ENPOR, POWER UP, POWERPOOR, SocialWatt, STEP and CEESEU.
How complex is it to come up with a universal definition of energy poverty?
Considering the development of recent geopolitical situation the issue of energy poverty is increasingly pressing. There are many governmental and small initiative efforts to combat this problem, yet one element, which affects the effectiveness of those efforts, persists. Namely, what is energy poverty and can we establish a universal definition?
How the Primary Energy Factor is linked to Energy Poverty
One concept that helps to understand the impact of energy saving measures is the Primary Energy Factor. It is closely linked with the topic of energy vulnerability for various reasons.
Are small initiatives the right force to reduce energy poverty?
The susceptibility of experiencing energy poverty and the stability of energy supply and prices in Europe have been in the recent years strongly influenced by post-pandemic recovery, energy crisis and the war in Ukraine. There are many efforts to combat this issue and this article explores how small initiatives can be the emerging power to alleviate energy poverty.
Reportage from Bielsko Biała
In February 2023 after the Energy Measures consortium meeting in Krakow, we, the Oikoplus team, accompanied by Patrycja Płonka, project lead for PNEC (Polish Network Energie-Cités) travelled to southwestern part of Poland.
Just Transition Commission visits Tighean Innse Gall to find out about EnergyMeasures project.
The Just Transition Commission visited Tighean Innse Gall (Scotland, UK) to learn about the work of the EnergyMeasures project. Charlie Healey, project officer at Tighean Innse Gall briefed the Commission about the essential work of the project and how it meets the parallel demands of tackling energy poverty and helping Scotland reach its net zero plans.
Book in the Making – Living with Energy Poverty: Perspectives from the Global North and South
EnergyMeasures’ lead partner, University College Cork, is editing a new book to stimulate a conversation that will broaden the understanding of the lived experience of energy poverty at the household level in both developed and developing countries.
Joining forces to tackle fuel poverty in Ireland
The team of the Dublin based EnergyMeasurespartner ,Energy Action’ share insights to peer organisations fighting energy vulnerability all over Ireland.
EnergyMeasures in Poland: “What we strive for is for citizens to be able to autonomously have a grasp on their energy activity”
Patrycja Płonka works for the Association of Municipalities Polish Network “Energie Cités” (PNEC) in Krakow, Poland. As EnergyMeasures partner PNEC engages with households in the city of Bielsko Biała to reduce their energy consumption and costs.