Defining, measuring and ranking energy vulnerability

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May 31, 2020 - 11:40am

Critical Commentary

This article was one of the first few I read to understand ‘Energy Vulnerability’ before the course started. Ever since, thanks to the invaluable contributions in this course, from the class readings, the class discussions, the guest lectures and the class project, I definitely feel I have come a long way. I know there is still a long way to go for me, but I consider this article as a good starting point to gain an overall understanding of the concept of energy vulnerability. It is not a very lengthy paper, so it does not intimidate a novice but at the same time provides an all-inclusive insight to the definition, measurement as well as a ranking of energy vulnerability in a nutshell.  I was surprised to learn from this article that around 1.06 billion people around the globe still have no access to electricity. The distinction between both OECD countries and the non OECD countries regarding every aspect of energy vulnerability provides good inputs for further research to pursue for the ones with interest. I have always been obsessed with numbers, so the concept of the energy Vulnerability  Index, the ranking of the countries as well as the analytical analysis were very appealing to me. 


Gatto, A, Busato, F. (2019, January). Article, Research Gate. Retrieved on March 24, 2020 from



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Andrea Gutto and Francesca Busato, "Defining, measuring and ranking energy vulnerability", contributed by Lopamudra Bhattacharyya, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 31 May 2020, accessed 13 July 2024.