Energy poverty – a condition typically manifested by the inability to secure adequate levels of domestic energy services (such as heating, lighting, cooling, appliances) – is traditionally thought to be impacted by factors from the triad of “low income – poor energy efficiency - high expenditure”. However, experience and research shows that the drivers of energy poverty are deeply structural - they span, at least, across our current economic, social, employment, energy, climate, taxation, welfare, housing and health policies. To build a just transition not FOR but WITH the people, an inclusive, just transition that leaves no one behind and where citizens are true agents of change, we need to look deeper into the structural injustices that no renovation or broad employment policies will solve taken alone.
In this regard, ENGAGER (Energy Poverty Action: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation) developed a toolkit that provides key inputs for all relevant actors in the field of just transition and energy poverty to set up comprehensive and out-of-the-box responses to energy poverty. The toolkit is ENGAGER’s contribution to a just transition with the people. It is available here.
Para construir una transición justa CON la gente, hay que profundizar en las injusticias estructurales que ninguna política de renovación o de empleo resolverá por sí sola. En este contexto, el Manual ENGAGER proporciona elementos clave para establecer respuestas integrales a la pobreza energética.
Palabras clave: Just Energy Transition, Energy Poverty, People, Toolkit, Stakeholders
Fecha de publicación: 19-11-2021