energy poverty

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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
Type: News

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
Type: News

Housing Europe's Annual Conference | Online | #nopricetag Online, 15 October 2020  
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: Event

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
Type: News

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
Type: News

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
Type: News

Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to consider a household in fuel poverty when it spends more than 10% of its income on energy.  But there is no consensus on a unique and explicit definition of the phenomenon as it is complex and has different causes and effects (temperature feelings, restriction behaviour…).  
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

Connecting Obligated Parties to Adopt Innovative Schemes towards Energy Poverty Alleviation
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Link

Empowering women to take action against energy poverty in the Mediterranean Objective
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Link

Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) is a project to develop a simple, innovative and replicable model of measures to address energy poverty.   The project covers some of the countries with the highest rates of energy poverty in Europe. These are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.   There are three specific objectives:  
Post date: 21 Oct 2019
Type: Link