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Teaching Energy Poverty

Lessons Learnt From an International Research & Teaching Initiative on Energy Vulnerability in Five Cities
  • Adam Radzimski
  • Theresa Weinsziehr
  • Stephan Bartke
  • Nina Hagemann
  • Petr Klusacek
  • Stanislav Martinat
  • Katrin Großmann
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Zusammenfassung

In many European countries, rising energy prices and depleting resources decrease the affordability of electric and heat energy for poor households (e.g. Scarpellini et al. 2015; Kolokotsa and Santamouris 2014)). The topic has been taken up in parts of the political arena in Europe following the UK’s example (Bouzarovski et al. 2012),especially in those countries where the affordability of energy has decreased drastically, such as in Greece (see Vatavali and Chatzikonstantinou in this volume) or Bulgaria, where skyrocketing energy prizes contributed to the fall of the government in 2013 (Parkinson, 2013). As Großmann et al. (2014) and Haas (in this volume) show, the political debate in other countries such as Germany did not focus on the problems of households being overburdened by energy costs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Radzimski
    • 1
  • Theresa Weinsziehr
    • 2
  • Stephan Bartke
    • 3
  • Nina Hagemann
    • 3
  • Petr Klusacek
    • 4
  • Stanislav Martinat
    • 5
  • Katrin Großmann
    • 6
  1. 1.Urban Studies UnitGran Sasso Science InstituteL’AquilaItalien
  2. 2.Forschungsstelle Kommunale EnergiewirtschaftUniversität Leipzig / Institut für Infrastruktur und RessourcenmanagementLeipzigDeutschland
  3. 3.Department Ökonomie/Department of EconomicsHelmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZLeipzigDeutschland
  4. 4.Environmental geographyAcademy of Sciences / Institute of GeonicsBrnoTschechien
  5. 5.Environmental geographyAcademy of Sciences / Institute of GeonicsOstrava-PorubaTschechien
  6. 6.Stadt- und RaumsoziologieFachhochschule Erfurt / Fakultät Architektur u. StadtplanungErfurtDeutschland

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