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Jo Wills
Fuel poverty – do we need to define it to solve it?
Blog, Fuel Poverty

Community Energy Network launched a campaign before Christmas to raise awareness of fuel poverty in New Zealand.

We know there is much known about this issue academically and we know it’s being reluctantly discussed politically – but Kiwis aren’t talking about it because being cold and sick during winter is considered normal and in many cases expected.  We want our campaign to change peoples expectations – it’s a big ask but we think the time is right.

We’ve just released our second Fuel Poverty Campaign media release, this time going out to all media as well as supportive and complementary organisations.  I have received a good amount of positive response from organisations and the media alike, however there have been a few other responses which I am still struggling to get my head around and I want to know what practitioners think on this important issue. Read more …