The Fair Energy Campaign launches phase two of their pilot in East London
The Fair Energy Campaign champions best practices and principles in the energy supply sector, and aims to alleviate fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions by supporting customers to make informed decisions about energy suppliers.
The Fair Energy Campaign (FEC), a collaboration between Loughborough University and Citizens UK, which is financially supported by an LLDC grant was successfully soft launched in the summer of 2021 at a community event with East London Mosque. The campaign aims at reducing energy related carbon emissions within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and legacy boroughs through behaviour change initiatives consisting of an information and action campaign to support residents to procure energy from 100% renewable sources.
Project Lead, Dr Laura Santamaria comments:
“We envision the project as one that combats fuel poverty and climate change through the strengthening and strategic mobilisation of local communities of trust. With current developments in the energy sector with previously unprecedented increasing energy prices and Covid stricken low-income communities being hit by debt it is more important than ever to address the issues of fuel poverty.”
In July, they successfully concluded pilot research phase 1 and engaged on an exciting and at the same time challenging new journey with a series of community events with local TMOs and housing organisations in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, part of the scaled-up pilot phase 2.
The Fair Energy Campaign will be hosting Pop Up sessions this coming October at the Teviot Festival with Poplar HARCA in Tower Hamlets. Further, they are presenting the ArhiBau conference, which is co-organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on October 7th. Finally, they will be hosting Your Neighbourhood Talks: COP 26 on 19th October, an event focusing on zero carbon living and the potential impacts of Climate Change to the lives of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park communities.
Loughborough University London would like to thank Anze Zadel and Dr Laura Santamaria for contributing to this blog.
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