As immunisation emerges as the world's primary weapon to combat COVID-19, much more work is needed to improve electricity access so vaccines can be refrigerated.
Universal energy access can only be achieved if people have the capabilities to use the energy to transform their lives.
We interviewed 22 low-income Australians aged 65 or older. They present a heartbreaking picture of energy poverty and the loneliness that comes with it.
A long-term housing stimulus package that focuses on retrofitting to cut energy demand would also help households repay the debts being accumulated during this crisis.
While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.
While new buildings may be the glamorous eco-home pinups, retrofitting existing homes is the main game when it comes to creating energy-efficient, comfortable housing stock for all Australians.
Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here's how to fix the problem.