Updated: Oct 13
Field of study and Stakeholders
Date: 06th June, 2022
Why this topic or Rationale:
“In 2020, there were an estimated 13.2 per cent of households or 3.16 million people in fuel poverty in England under the Low Income Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) metric.”
- (National Statistics Gov.UK, 2022)
“In the first quarter of 2022, energy prices increased by approximately 60 per cent, at a time when Londoners were already affected by the growing cost of living crisis.”
-(Mayor of London, 2022)
Efforts have been initiated at technological and strategy levels banking on cost effective green energy supply for warmer homes along with policy introductions that grant the population facing the ill effects of fuel poverty, the rate of impact and the desired goal of net zero do not align. With the pandemic and other international events involving energy global suppliers, the over consumption of natural resources has increased further slowing down the progress. While most of us believe that it is a set back, there is a silver lining- We stand on the verge of developing and materialising a strategy that benefits the entire population utilising the concept of community building based on a common goal- for greener warm homes of the future.
For the first time we have the opportunity to rethink and imagine a secular and just future for all. While this statement sounds like a utopian future the aim of this project would be explore and deliver preferable future scenarios of warmer homes that built by the communities that consume them.
Other than the populations experiencing fuel poverty, this project will benefit from conversations and involvement of Borough Councils, green energy companies, Policy labs and people’s representatives in organisations- both public and private that aim to deliver sustainable solutions that do not cost us human currency and are rather driven to appreciate aspects of community building to overcome social and environmental evils.