Looking back to look forward: Reflections from networked research on energy poverty

George Jiglau, Stefan Bouzarovski, Ute Dubois, Marielle Feenstra, João Pedro Gouveia, Katrin Grossmann, Rachel Guyet, Sergio Tirado Herrero, Marlies Hesselman, Slavica Robic, Siddharth Sareen, Anca Sinea, Harriet Thomson

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Energy poverty is a far-reaching concept that intrinsically bridges numerous fields of study, ranging from engineering to anthropology and medical science to social psychology. The profound implications of energy poverty on the quality of life globally have also led to a wide range of metrics and policies aimed at measuring it and alleviating it, albeit with limited success. Using a mixed methods approach, our network has conducted research to advance knowledge and interpretations of energy poverty and boost scientific outputs' capacity to shape knowledge-based policies. In this article, we critically review this extensive research endeavor, as well as its results. We build on the conceptual, methodological, and policy dimensions of energy poverty research to set up pathways toward a new, interdisciplinary research and policy agenda on energy poverty mitigation better equipped to provide meaningful answers to the challenges posed by the current ongoing energy crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106083
Number of pages22
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2023


  • Energy management
  • Energy policy
  • Energy resources
  • Energy sustainability
  • Social sciences


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