New technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way we use energy. But it is important that the transition to a new energy system is managed fairly and that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, have a say in what it will look like. We need to listen to groups within society whose voices aren’t easily heard so that the principles of equity, fairness, and equality are adhered to. Our research investigates the impact that new innovations might have on different people and groups within society and asks who stands to lose out and how this might be redressed.

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Projects

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The Fuel Bill Drop Shop Project

Energy shops provide advice about energy issues to the public. Does advice through energy shops work, with whom and under what circumstances?

Publications

Contestation, contingency, and justice in the Nordic low-carbon energy transition
Journal Article
Fuel poverty, excess winter deaths, and energy costs in Vermont: Burdensome for whom?
J. Teller-Elsberg, B. Sovacool, T. Smith, E. Laine (2016)
Journal Article
Energy decisions reframed as justice and ethical concerns
B. Sovacool, Raphael J. Heffron, Darren McCauley, Andreas Goldthau (2016)
Journal Article
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