How to fix Eastern Europe’s problem with 2050 climate neutrality

By |julij 12th, 2019|climate neutrality, Czech Republic, energy poverty, Hungary, News, Poland|

A radical, one might say populist, solution to solve the Eastern blockade on climate neutrality would be to set up a European Climate Solidarity Fund, writes István Bart.

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Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, electricity market, energy poverty, energy tax, EU structural funds, green taxation, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.

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Time to address Europe’s hot and cold homes crisis

By |februar 20th, 2019|energy poverty, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, News|

Nearly one in ten households across Europe today are unable to keep their homes warm in winter. In 2019, this is unacceptable, writes Adrian Joyce.

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Why the EU shouldn’t ditch regulated energy prices just yet

By |december 5th, 2018|energy poverty, News, Regulated energy tariffs|

If the energy market fails to deliver affordable prices for those in a vulnerable situation, it should not trample people’s right to live a decent life. A way to limit harm is to avoid prices going too high, writes Monique Goyens.

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Regulated tariffs under fire as clean energy gains momentum

By |november 15th, 2018|electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, energy poverty, News, Regulated energy tariffs|

Electricity prices regulated by the government are commonplace in Europe, chiefly out of concern for vulnerable consumers. But they also undermine the adoption of innovative demand-response technologies, which are key to integrate higher shares of rene...

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Think-tank: Artificially low electricity prices ‘not good for EDF’ nor consumers

By |november 12th, 2018|clean energy package, energy poverty, energy price, energy prices, EU energy package 2030, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, News, Regulated energy tariffs|

Artificially low energy prices in France are one of the reasons why former state monopoly EDF loses money, says Thomas Pellerin-Carlin. Moreover, regulated prices are useless to protect vulnerable consumers from energy poverty and “almost never leads to low energy bills,” he argues.

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Will the EU electricity market protect Europeans from disconnection?

By |oktober 11th, 2018|energy poverty, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, News|

The EU has recognised access to energy as a human right. But whether it will enforce a  disconnection safeguard remains to be seen, writes Guillaume Derivaux.

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Keeping cool in a warming world is not a ‘luxury’ for the rich

By |avgust 6th, 2018|air conditioning, cooling, energy performance of buildings directive, energy poverty, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, heatwave, News|

The heatwaves currently experienced in Europe should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty, writes Yamina Saheb.

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Croatia’s renovation projects can teach us as much as their football

By |julij 17th, 2018|building renovation, energy efficiency in buildings, energy performance of buildings directive, Energy perofomance in buildings, energy poverty, News|

What do Croatia’s football team and its energy efficiency programmes have in common? Experience, skill, tenacity and an inspiring amount of success, writes Adrian Joyce.

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EU paves way for final showdown on energy ‘governance’ bill

By |maj 24th, 2018|Claude Turmes, energy poverty, Energy Union, Energy Union governance, EU energy package 2030, News|

European Union legislators made progress Wednesday (23 May) on a draft EU law that sets a “trajectory” for the deployment of renewable energies in Europe and puts in place a “gap-filler” mechanism to ensure the bloc meets its 2030 energy and climate objectives.

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