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Energy Poverty Advisory Hub

Energy Poverty National Indicators: Insights for a more effective measuring


Publication date
28 October 2022
Directorate-General for Energy


The European Commission underlines energy poverty in the current policy strategies and legislative frameworks as a serious social problem that needs to be addressed with utmost urgency.

To address this challenge, diagnosis is one of the key steps of the circular methodology needed to be implemented to tackle energy poverty. To diagnose a potential situation of energy poverty, it is essential to measure it based on indicators that can capture different facets of the phenomenon.

The availability of data and the selection of adequate indicators are becoming increasingly more relevant at European, national and local levels. In this report, the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub EPAH focuses on national-level indicators and how they can aid Member-States in their understanding and diagnosis of energy poverty levels and in their strategies and policies to plan and implement mitigation measures.

This report explores each one of the 21 indicators available to compare EU countries by providing details and explaining the limits and application suggestions of these indicators in national contexts. The national indicators dashboard offers you the possibility to navigate through these indicators and to compare data between European countries to a better understanding of energy poverty levels across Europe.

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EPAH Energy Poverty National Indicators Report