Can PED's help to mitigate energy poverty?

Paper presentation by researcher: Adam Hearn

The Strategic Energy Transition (SET) Plan from JPI Urban Europe proposes the creation of 100 Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in Europe by 2025 with a stated goal of urban decarbonization.

PED creation is meant to be guided by principles of quality of life, sustainability, and inclusiveness (specifically focusing on affordability and energy poverty prevention). But do stakeholders consider these principles or are PEDs largely unaffordable and excluding those most in need?

Using energy vulnerability factors and an energy justice framework, this article sheds light on how the topic of energy poverty mitigation is experienced and picked up by PED stakeholders.

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