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Manchester Urban Institute

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Researchers investigate the drivers behind fuel poverty across Europe in order to inform national and international policy.

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This research project aims to investigate the manner in which urban institutional structures, built tissues and everyday practices shape domestic energy deprivation at a variety of geographical scales.  The project relies on vulnerability thinking, focusing on the propensity of households to suffer from a lack of adequate energy services in the home. 

It involves extensive data gathering (surveys, ethnographies, documentary evidence and expert interviews) and stakeholder engagement at a variety of scales.  The results are expected to inform global, EU, national and city-level policies in different ways.

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