ENERGY VULNERABILITY OF PENSIONERS IN SLOVAKIA

Rok / Year
2022
Číslo / Volume
Volume 14, No 2
Strany / Pages
6 - 27
DOI
DOI:10.31577/PPFAR.2022.14.005
Autori / Authors
Aneta Kudolániová
Jazyk / Language
SK
Publikované / Published
Vydavateľ / Publisher
Prognostický ústav CSPV SAV
Dokument / Document
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Popis / Abstract
The current increase in prices (2022) in the European energy markets and its supply concerns hinder access to affordable energy. This paper aims to find out what everyday challenges households of pensioners face while considered the most energy vulnerable group in Slovakia. The theoretical framework is based on “energy culture” according to Stephenson et al. (2015). The paper uses a “bottom-up” approach by conducting 10 semi-structured interviews with energy vulnerable households of pensioners in Slovakia to capture their lived experiences. Analysis of the data points to systematic forces that drive energy poverty in Slovakia and shows that households of energy vulnerable pensioners have resigned towards solving their situation and therefore are not visible to policymakers. Moreover, the ambition of the paper is to contribute to the development of more effective policies and measures in Slovakia that are in accordance with the current EU objectives to protect vulnerable consumers.
Kľúčové slová / Keywords:
Energy vulnerability, Energy culture, “Bottom-up” approach, Households, Pensioners
Ako citovať / How to Cite:
ISO 690:
A. Kudolániová. 2022. ENERGY VULNERABILITY OF PENSIONERS IN SLOVAKIA / PP – FAR, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 5-27. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2022.14.005

APA:
A. Kudolániová. (2022). ENERGY VULNERABILITY OF PENSIONERS IN SLOVAKIA. Prognostické práce – Foresight, Analysis and Reccomendations / PP – FAR, 14 (2), 05-27. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2022.14.005