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Lessons Learnt and Policy Implications from Implementing the POWERPOOR Approach to Alleviate Energy Poverty

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Publication date
1 March 2023 (Last updated on: 9 May 2023)
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Directorate-General for Energy

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Energy poverty is a multifaceted phenomenon that affects many Europeans. Alleviating energy poverty is high in the EU, national, and local policy agendas. Despite the attention the phenomenon has been gaining from a policy perspective, especially after the current energy crisis, there are still some gaps due to the complexity of the issue and its vastly different manifestations across Europe. This manuscript presents the policy implications stemming from the implementation of the POWEPROOR approach in alleviating energy poverty in eight European countries, as co-created with relevant stakeholders in each country. The knowledge gained from empowering energy-poor citizens by promoting behavioural changes and small-scale energy efficiency interventions, as well as by encouraging the uptake of renewable energy sources in the form of collective energy initiatives while leveraging innovative financing schemes, resulted in policy recommendations for national and sub-national governments and lessons for civil society and the private sector.

Authors: Eleni Kanellou, Arthur Hinsch, Veljko Vorkapić, Alis-Daniela Torres, Georgios Konstantopoulos, Nektarios Matsagkos and Haris Doukas

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Lessons Learnt and Policy Implications from Implementing the POWERPOOR Approach to Alleviate Energy Poverty
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