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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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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Extreme summer heat could provide energy poverty wake-up call, warns expert

By |januar 31st, 2018|energy poverty, EU Energy Poverty Observatory, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, News|

Faced with a lack of information about the widespread problem of energy poverty, the European Commission has launched a new website intended to raise awareness, provide information and dispel misconceptions about the phenomenon.

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