Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe (Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies) (Paperback)

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Perspectives on Energy Poverty in Post-Communist Europe (Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies) (Paperback)

By George Jiglau (Editor), Anca Sinea (Editor), Ute DuBois (Editor)

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This book explores the issue of energy poverty in post-communist Europe and shows how it is viewed and addressed through public policies.

Energy poverty is severely affecting many parts of the European Union, but up until now only a few comparative analyses have been developed to understand the phenomenon and its diversity throughout the region. Filling this gap, this volume focuses specifically on the Eastern European region, drawing on contributions that cover a wide range of countries including Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. This region has undergone significant transitions over the past three decades, but, as the contributions demonstrate, it still faces major challenges to providing clean and affordable energy to its citizens and renovating existing housing stock. The chapters explore the extent of energy poverty in each country and examine the drivers, while casting light on how policy-makers tackle the issue through a critical examination of the instruments implemented to help energy poor people.

This book will be of great interest to researchers in the fields of energy policy and comparative politics, to policy-makers in post-communist countries and EU institutions, and also to other relevant actors, such as companies and NGOs who focus on issues of energy poverty.

This book is based upon work from EU COST Action 'European Energy Poverty: Agenda Co-Creation and Knowledge Innovation' (ENGAGER 2017-2021, CA16232) supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology -- www.cost.eu).

George Jiglau is Researcher and Lecturer in Political Science at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Anca Sinea is an Energy Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Ute Dubois is an Associate Professor of Economics at ISG International Business School, Paris, France.Philipp Biermann is an Economics and Social Science Researcher at University of Magdeburg, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367560683
ISBN-10: 0367560682
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 29th, 2022
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies