- Publication date
- 11 November 2019
- Provisional data
Addressing energy poverty has become a central policy priority for the European Union. The EU’s recently-adopted Clean Energy for all Europeans package features numerous policies measures to monitor and address energy poverty. Their implementation will mean direct improvements to the lives of millions of Europeans, and a significant boost to climate change mitigation policies. To help the Member States in their efforts to combat energy poverty, the European Commission finances the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV).
In this annual report, EPOV outlines measures to tackle energy poverty, both in terms of the new EU legislative requirements mandated by the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package, and national policy approaches towards energy poverty and vulnerable consumers.
Additionally, the report highlights the significant room for social policy measures to address energy poverty, as well as action in the housing, health and infrastructure sectors. Finally, best case examples from Spain, Croatia and Belgium are presented where grassroots organisations from different sectors have used innovative practices to combat energy poverty within their local communities.
Author: EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV).