The countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and in the former Soviet Union republics (CIS region) have the most energy-poor people in Europe.
This is mainly due to high energy prices and poor energy efficiency of the buildings, heating systems and household appliances.
Post date: 17 Feb 2021
In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.
Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and Baltic regions of Europe, where GDP per capita often falls below the EU average.
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
The Institute of Zero Energy Buildings published an enlightening report about energy poverty.
This report analyses energy poverty, unravels its strong link with energy transition and provides recommendations to tackle this issue.
In this report, you will find :
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Around 50 million households in the European Union are estimated to be living in energy poverty – or energy vulnerability, unable to afford the energy needed to adequately heat or cool their homes. This is caused by a combination of factors including high energy costs, low household incomes and energy inefficient buildings, and can have severe impacts on health and wellbeing.
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
The European Commission launched a renovation wave and a “new European Bauhaus” on Wednesday (14 October), aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut emissions from buildings and reduce energy bills.
Post date: 22 Oct 2020
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Online, 15 October 2020
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an iterative process. The tailored support, in some cases combined with monitoring equipment, has allowed households to make important savings by, for example, replacing old appliances or switching energy suppliers.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
ASSIST offers a two-way approach to energy poverty: active engagement of consumers in the energy market, and a positive change of behaviour in relation to energy consumption able to influence the design of policies at all levels.
Post date: 1 Jul 2020
The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing the rate and quality of renovation of existing buildings and thereby help decarbonise the building stock.
Post date: 12 Jun 2020