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Good practices aiming to end energy poverty

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This handbook, published by the office of Tamás Meszerics (Member of the European Parliament) via The Greens/EFA group of the European Parliament, presents various case studies and best practices on how to overcome energy poverty in Europe.


The handbook presents projects delivering large scale physical interventions, offering energy advice, smart metering or financial support for energy poor households and finally bottom-up projects which actively involve the concerned households. Each case study provides an overview of the projects (and contacts with the leaderorganisation), presents the results and discusses lessons learnt through the projects. Success factors and elements of sustainability are also reviewed.





Large scale interventions - Retrofitting


  • HEEPS: Area Based Schemes (ABS)
  • Warm Up North
  • Guichet Primes – Supporting Energy Efficiency in the commune of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels
  • REELIH – Residential Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Households

Energy Advice


  • Achieve
  • Csekkcsökkentő (Hungarian participation in the European EC-LINC project)

REACH - Reduce Energy use And Change Habits


  • StromSparCheck
  • Energy Advocacy Renfrewshire

Smart Metering


  • Energia su misura

Financial Support to Energy Poor Families


  • EAPN Spain: Support to Families at Risk of Social Exclusion by the Regionaland Local Authorities of la Rioja

Bottom-up Projects


  • From shacks to homes
  • Social Housing Reconstruction Camp


For further information or to download the booklet, please visit the relevant European Commission webpage at the link below.