New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty

Martiskainen, Mari, Sovacool, Benjamin K, Lacey-Barnacle, Max, Hopkins, Debbie, Jenkins, Kirsten E H, Simcock, Neil, Mattioli, Giulio and Bouzarovski, Stefan (2021) New dimensions of vulnerability to energy and transport poverty. Joule, 5 (1). pp. 3-7. ISSN 2542-4351

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As we decarbonise societies, we need to consider how such transitions interconnect energy and transport systems. In this Commentary, we argue that we need a better understanding of who may be vulnerable in low-carbon transitions. Current energy poverty definitions and metrics focus overwhelmingly on energy service consumption within the home, yet similar issues in the transport sector are often neglected. Failure to account for the intersections between energy and transport poverty may deepen structural forms of deprivation and worsen social and material inequalities, therefore preventing equitable transitions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: energy poverty, fuel poverty, transport poverty, low-carbon transitions, justice
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 08:01
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 14:15

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Fuel and transport poverty in the UK’s energy transitionG2897EPSRC-ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCILOU/LSO/0253