- Publication date
- 29 September 2021
The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative policies and practices to reduce it. The creation of EPOV is part of the European Commission’s policy efforts to address energy poverty across the EU Member States.
The EPOV’s Member State Reports summarise the key aspects of the energy poverty situation in each EU Member State, based on the key indicators, policies and publications. The indicators used in the reports are based on data collected by EUROSTAT.
As the reports have been completed in February 2020, the impacts of the Corona crisis on energy poverty are not reflected in the reports.