Energy Poverty: Second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee

On Monday 17 June, EAPN organised the second meeting of the European Vulnerable Consumers Steering Committee (VCSC) at the European Economic and Social Committee. This meeting, organised as part of EAPN’s policy orientation work within the ASSIST2GETHER project, gathered different European experts to discuss and exchange about how to tackle energy poverty in Europe. The main objectives of the…

Assist2gether | Energy Poverty Project

In recent years, energy users have gained more rights with the transposition of relevant European energy legislation. There is nevertheless the recognition that consumers’ rights (with special reference to vulnerable consumers and energy poor) need to be further strengthened, and that the increasing market complexity needs to be addressed through concrete solutions to improve levels…

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Energy poverty project – Together4energy – kicks off today!

Fighting fuel poverty addressing energy and social issues Together4Energy project (engaging social and energy actors in the creation of an innovative European network of Vulnerable Consumers Energy Advisors) press release: EAPN, in partnership with 10 other organisations from 6 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium and Finland), and working with members of our…

Affordable Energy, a Basic Social Right – How to abolish Energy Poverty?

A workshop will be held in the European Parliament, organised by Delegation DIE LINKE. (in the European Parliament); Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office; Transform Europe Network. The following topics will be discussed: 1) Ensuring the basic social right; safeguards against disconnection: how can access to affordable energy be assured; 2) Re-municipalisation of the grid and utilities: how…

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Energy Poverty Book-launch in the European Parliament

Energy poverty is a serious concern in our societies while more and more people realize that it should be a social right. The editors and the authors of the handbook are dedicated to share their knowledge and raise awareness about energy poverty in order to eliminate it from Europe once and for all. Opening note:…

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EAPN’s input to DG Energy on Energy Poverty

14/01/2016 – EAPN responded to DG Energy’s Vulnerable consumer’s group questionnaire on Energy Poverty building on the contributions from EAPN members who are part of the EAPN Energy Poverty cluster. The questionnaire focuses on three key energy poverty related issues: The concept of energy poverty, Indicators to measure energy povertyand Measures to tackle energy poverty.

EAPN’s input to DG Energy on Energy Poverty

14/01/2016 – EAPN responded to DG Energy’s Vulnerable consumer’s group questionnaire on Energy Poverty building on the contributions from EAPN members who are part of the EAPN Energy Poverty cluster. The questionnaire focuses on three key energy poverty related issues: The concept of energy poverty, Indicators to measure energy povertyand Measures to tackle energy poverty.…

EAPN and EPSU send joint letter on Energy Poverty to Energy Union Commissioner Šefčovič’s cabinet

14/10/2015 – EAPN and EPSU sent a joint letter to the cabinet of the Energy Union Commissioner and Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič as a follow up to a dialogue meeting held on the 11 September. The meeting and letter highlighted EAPN and EPSU’s joint concerns about growing Energy Poverty, with an estimated 54 million (10.8%) of EU citizens affected by energy poverty in 2012 (See Insight-E study). Yet despite this failure, only 12% of the most vulnerable consumers are put on the lowest energy tariffs.