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Jo Wills
Fuel poverty – do we need to define it to solve it?
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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 …

Jo Wills
Profile I: Who is the Community Energy Network?
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In the first of our profile blogs Jo Wills from Community Energy Network talks about CEN and outlines their latest projects. I’d really like other groups involved in the pilot to profile their work in this way too. Thanks Jo for kicking this off. Sally.

Community Energy Network (CEN) is an incorporated society made up of social enterprises around New Zealand.

Our members all share in the vision to see all New Zealanders having access to and living in warm, dry, healthy and affordable homes – this is something which separates us from 100% sales focused activities. Read more …