Technology Collaboration Programme

A conceptual analysis of gendered energy care work and epistemic injustice through a case study of Zanzibar’s Solar Mamas

Energy and climate transitions bear an inherent risk of replicating historically embedded unjust gendered norms in the current energy regimes. Positioning our work within critical feminist scholarship, our study emphasizes the embedded nature of energy technologies within respective socio-economic, institutional and cultural contexts. We argue that interventions prioritizing care and knowledge in decentralized, locally managed energy provisioning have the potential to disrupt established gender relations.

Gender & Energy Task: Netherlands case study

This case study contributes to providing an understanding of the systematic inertias in the sociotechnical energy system that appear to be hindering the development and implementation of gender aware energy policies. The case study focuses on a condition known as ‘energy poverty’ and how it is currently addressed in the context of the Netherlands.

Developing a household energy planner through norm creative design

Boid’s part in subtask 3 aimed to explore and implement norm critical design at a practical level. Boid’s contribution was to develop and implement technical interventions that support inclusive energy use and challenge prevailing norms in sustainable energy consumption in the specific context of Swedish households.

Energy consulting: A tool for inclusion?

This case study was conducted within the Gender & Energy Task and analyzes to what extent the instrument of company-independent energy consulting in Austria addresses different target groups and takes gender and diversity aspects into account.