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New Dimensions of Vulnerability to Energy and Transport Poverty

Martiskainen, M, Sovacool, BK, Lacey-Barnacle, M, Hopkins, D, Jenkins, KEH, Simcock, N, Mattioli, G and Bouzarovski, S (2020) New Dimensions of Vulnerability to Energy and Transport Poverty. Joule. ISSN 2542-4351

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Abstract

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
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Biological & Environmental Sciences (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 14:29
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 14:29
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.11.016
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14226

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