ENGAGER Working Group 4 has just produced an extensive compendium on existing and missing links between energy poverty and other scholarly debates. The compendium is edited Ana Stojilovska (HU), Lidija Zivcic (SI), Ricardo Barbosa (PT), Katrin Grossmann (DE) and Rachel Guyet (FR), with contributions from 10 other authors from across Europe.
The compendium is one of the most detailed and extensive reviews of its kind that have been published to date. In the introduction of the compendium, the authors note: We publish this work, undertaken between March 2019 and February 2019, in the midst of a huge worldwide health crisis that will alter life and living circumstances. We are aware that this crisis is likely to impact vulnerable people, among them the energy poor, in severe ways. We only start to understand how important energy is as a basis of living and of participation in society. Staying at home is only possible for those who have a home, and it is bearable only if energy can be used for cooking, heating – and communicating. We see this compendium as a living document that will profit from discussion, revision and updating.