Across the EU, 50 million families are living in energy poverty. Some lack access to affordable energy, whereas others occupy old, draughty buildings that cannot be easily heated. Many are living without lighting, appliances, heating and access to cooking facilities – everyday things that most of us take for granted. In these poor living conditions, people are more likely to develop respiratory problems, suffer from cardiac illnesses and have mental health issues.
Post date: 26 Mar 2019
Tracking progress in the delivery on the right to energy services for all is crucial for making Europe’s energy transition a just transition. The European Energy Poverty Index (EEPI) allows, for the first time, assessing progress made by Member States in alleviating both transport energy poverty, domestic energy poverty and their nexus.
Post date: 8 Mar 2019
It is assumed that 330 households will take part in the program annually. The state will approve financing to these households to replace old refrigerators, built in 1989-2000, with fridges with an energy efficiency standard of A+, as well as to replace old washers, manufactured in 1970-1975, with new washing machines meeting the A+++ standard, Novi list wrote, adding that the measures will be in effect until the end of 2026.
Post date: 28 Feb 2019
In 2017, 8 % of the European Union (EU) population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently. This share peaked in 2012 (11 %), and has fallen continuously in subsequent years.
The situation in the EU Member States varies. The largest share of people who said that they could not afford to keep their home adequately warm was recorded in Bulgaria (37 %), followed by Lithuania (29 %), Greece (26 %), Cyprus (23 %) and Portugal (20 %).
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
Between November 2017 and January 2018 we carried our research into the provision and selection of privately rented student housing across the seven SAVES 2 countries - Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania and the UK. Recently this analysis of current trends in the rental accommodation market for students was made public and we can now provide some insights.
Post date: 10 Dec 2018
The EPBD targets are tough but clear enough and it’s now up to member states to enforce these commitments. The risk of the directive being ineffective is high if countries and local authorities do not enforce it correctly.
“The EPBD was only the first step on the road to make our European building stock better,” said the Parliament’s rapporteur on the EPBD, Bendt Bendtsen, during REDay2018, passing symbolically the mantle from EU policymakers to national authorities in charge of implementing it.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
The overarching aim of SMART-UP project was to understand the impact that tailored energy advice can have on the active use of a smart meter and in‐home display to manage energy consumption in vulnerable households. It did so by developing a training program for installers, social workers and other frontline workers in contact with vulnerable consumers that would enable them to inform their service users about the benefits of smart metering and to advise them on how to get the most out of their smart meter and IHD.
Post date: 24 Oct 2018
In a joint factsheet, BPIE and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recommend the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for rental buildings.
In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
This evaluation report, the first of its kind in Albania, uses the concept of energy poverty and follows the same line concerning the challenge of meeting citizens’ continuing demand for more electricity or other forms of energy for their life activities. The concept connects citizens and the environment in a direct and strong way; enables golden opportunities for the standard of living through the sustainable development goals, and is very relevant to the Albanian reality.
Post date: 7 Sep 2018
The toolkit is designed for social care professionals and those who support vulnerable households and details tips and advice which could be delivered to help households manage their energy. The toolkit includes case studies and practical tips which could help households to manage energy more effectively and reduce energy bills.
Read more on: https://www.energypoverty.eu/training-resources/guide-supporting-energy-management-social-care-providers.
Post date: 28 Aug 2018