SUM student wins prize at UiO Energy Forum

Congratulations to Torjus Lunder Bredvold for winning the student pitch at the UiO Energy Forum!

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Torjus is a second year master's student in the SUM program Development, Environment and Cultural Change. He is also affiliated with the Fridtjof Nansens Institutt (FNI). He is currently doing fieldwork for his masters thesis “Where no one is poor, and energy is abundant: A study of energy poverty in Norwegian households”.

It is great that energy poverty in Norwegian households receives some recognition. While over 50 million experience it in the EU, there is very little research done on the phenomenon in Norway, says Bredvold.

Description of Torjus' MA project

"How do energy poor households in Norwegian households experience and cope with changing electricity prices and temperatures during winter and summer? I have found that the experience of being energy poor involves feeling undignified, excluded from society as well as depression. In order to have affordable electricity expenses energy poor households spend evenings in bed, heat their dwelling with anything that can produce heat and cut back on eating."

By Lise Bjerke, Kjersti Litleskare
Published Nov. 29, 2019 10:10 AM - Last modified Nov. 29, 2019 11:01 AM