Rocco De Miglio (E4SMA)

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This policy report from the INSIGHT_E project assesses how Member States define the issue of energy poverty and vulnerable consumers, and the measures that have been implemented to address these issues. Energy poverty is characterised by three key drivers: low incomes, poor thermal efficiency of buildings, and high energy costs. According to the EU Survey on Income and Living Conditions (EU SILC) conducted in 2012, around 10% of the EU population were unable to adequately heat their home and/or to pay their utility bills on time, or were living in poor housing conditions.
Post date: 30 Jun 2015
Type: Publication