Energy poverty in central and eastern Europe: Understanding the European Union’s core-periphery divide

Stefan Bouzarovski, Sergio Tirado Herrero

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Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between spatial and temporal variations in the incidence of energy poverty across the European Union, emphasizing the vulnerabilities faced by Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We argue that European energy transitions – understood as processes of systemic change in the energy sector – have deepened existing regional inequalities at the macro-scale. The evidence presented in this chapter is based on a comprehensive review of Eurostat datasets. We highlight the persistence of energy poverty in CEE, while arguing that the systemic forces driving this phenomenon need to be seen within the context of deeper regional disparities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPost-socialist urban infrastructures
EditorsTauri Tuvikene, Wladimir Sgibnev, Carola S. Neugebauer
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter2
Pages21-37
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781351190350
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019

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NamePost-Socialist Urban Infrastructures

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