CEES aims to test and refine actions – applying solidarity approaches – by which energy communities (ECs) can help alleviate energy poverty in their wider communities. The consortium creates a unique opportunity to work with – and learn from – EU citizens facing energy poverty across diverse countries and local contexts.
To support the overarching aim of analysing the effectiveness and transferability of solidarity mechanisms to address energy poverty, the project will:
- survey existing mechanisms and measures by which ECs support energy-poor households and develop ways to validate the most promising approaches
- pilot selected approaches across a wider number of projects and programs
- assess the pilots using an evaluation framework developed within the project and drawing on up-to-date academic work on energy poverty promote broader deployment of effective approaches through by publishing an Energy Solidarity Toolkit.
More specifically, the project evaluates current practices associated with ways to:
- identify who is affected by energy poverty, how and to what degree
- engage with people affected, with EC members, and with other actors and stakeholders
- act to alleviate energy poverty through energy efficiency measures and by boosting energy know-how
- train others to act as energy poverty advisors
- support action for energy poverty through legal, regulatory, financial and non-financial frameworks
Ultimately, CEES aims to empower ECs and other organisations (including those working in adjacent sectors, e.g. financial advice, healthcare or fire/police services) to apply the most effective interventions to alleviate energy poverty. So far, 19,000 consumers are involved within the project duration.
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