REPORT ON NATIONAL SITUATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY POVERTY: SLOVENIA
The present report reviews the national situation in the field of energy poverty in Slovenia; where the rising energy prices transcend the rise of income of the population giving space this way for energy poverty to grow. The aim of this analysis is to present the available information and data about the phenomenon in the country.
As it is pointed out in the report, almost 70% of the apartments in Slovenia were constructed more than 30 years ago. Moreover, 27% of the Slovenian population lived in deteriorated apartments in 2013 and among low-income households this share increases to 39.3%. This indicates that most of the dwelling stock needs energy retrofits and does not meet the appropriate standards for energy efficiency.
At the same time, as it is highlighted in the analysis, more than 80% of the energy consumption in households is used for heating space and water. Obviously, as the building stock is getting older and less energy efficient, heating costs are getting more expensive and more households with low income fell below the energy poverty threshold.
In conclusion, the report calls for a thorough and detailed research on energy poverty in Slovenia, proposes the inclusion of additional indicators to address the relevant issue and provides further recommendations towards the reduction of the phenomenon.
This report is a deliverable of the project “Reduce Energy Consumption and Change Habits” (REACH), co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Program of the European Union. To download and read the full report, as well as to find more about REACH project, please visit the webpages at the links provided below.