Energy, Society and Place Research Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Energy Vulnerability Network

The International Energy Vulnerability Network (IEVN) is an international network of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers concerned with access to energy, fuel poverty, vulnerability and social justice in energy matters.

IEVN aims to provide a space for exchanging knowledge and developing joint activities at a range of scales, by breaking down the silos that have traditionally divided academic scholars, non-governmental advocacy and decision-makers interested in issues of energy vulnerability. By emphasising questions of access, justice and capability, it emphasises that the causes of developing-world ‘energy poverty’ and developed-world ‘fuel poverty’ are fundamentally similar.

IEVN maintains a mailing list on Jiscmail – email Stefan Bouzarovski if you would like to join.

The network, which is one of the outcomes of the work of the Interdisciplinary Cluster on Energy Systems, Equity and Vulnerability, has a mailing list which can be accessed here.

Many of the activities of the network are described on the energy vulnerability and urban transitions blog.

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  7. Adrian Triebel
    04/07/2013

    Greetings,

    With all of this talk about “Energy Vulnerability”, could someone please provide a specific definition of the term. Has anyone created parameters determining what falls under the term and what doesn’t? If so, who? The IEVN?

    • stefanbuzar
      10/07/2013

      Put simply (since there is more to the story) we see energy vulnerability as the propensity of any actor – be it a state, city, or household – to experience a lack of adequate energy services. Therefore energy poverty can be seen as the expression of energy vulnerability – while the former captures the state of being in deprivation, the latter captures the factors that lead to deprivation.

      We organised a large conference about this in Manchester last month. Information can be found here (http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/0513_MP_EnergyVulnerability), and more will follow, including some papers. You may want to have a look at Saska Petrova’s presentation in particular – she dealt with the definition of energy vulnerability a bit more specifically.

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