Energy poverty puts people’s health and wellbeing at risk, but many vulnerable households go undetected. Trusted intermediaries, such as doctors and community workers, can help solve this problem.
A 4-year study of households has shown how the increasing focus on our homes as sites of work, rest and play can increase energy use despite soaring prices.
The EU has taken action as power prices have have spiked in line with gas prices this year.
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The European Commission is trying to tackle the energy crisis without dismantling its cross border power market.
Lower gas prices will put downward pressure on inflation.
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Inflation remained near a 40-year high due to a jump in the cost of food and shelter. But that might not mean the Federal Reserve will get more aggressive when it comes to monetary policy.
Disruption at each stage of supply chain – production, transportation and distribution – is forcing New Zealand to ‘import’ more inflation. There will be no quick fix in 2022.
Not all baskets are created equally.
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The rising cost of groceries and gas is fueling the fastest increase in consumer prices in 40 years and widening the inflation gap between the rich and poor.
An official report on Thursday said blackouts are not expected this summer. But consumers will still have to pay through the nose to make the system more reliable.
The COVID-19 recession has made it harder for many Americans to pay their energy bills.
Many Americans had trouble paying their energy bills before COVID-19, and the current recession is making the problem worse.
Most new houses being built in Australia do no better than comply with the minimum energy performance required by regulations.
Australia requires a minimum six-star energy rating for new housing. New homes average just 6.2 stars, so builders are doing the bare minimum to comply, even as the costs of this approach are rising.
If you worry about where your next meal will come from, you’re not “food secure”.
The rising cost of energy and housing can leave little money to put nutritious food on the table.
Energy policy models are only as good as the predictions they’re based on.
Much of Australia’s energy debate is centred around ‘models’ of various policies. But how do they work? And what can they really tell us?
Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health.
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The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we’ve failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
Going into the gas industry meeting, the federal government said its priority is to make sure adequate gas is available to meet peaking demands.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will pressure the gas industry to increase the supply available to the domestic market, as the government scrambles to get together a viable national energy policy.
On a knife edge. Winter strikes.
When cold weather hits, heating costs can be a matter of life and death. So why are community groups the front line and not government?
In Indonesia, motorists quickly line up in the petrol station before subsidised fuel price go up.
Discounts for fuel in Indonesia have been hurting Southeast Asia’s largest economy. Set to inherit an account deficit when he takes office in late October, newly elected president Joko Widodo has pushed…
Researchers are looking into installing smart meters in Western Australia, citing data that the energy use in the state is…