The 1st meeting brought together a mix of business, government and NGO stakeholders and discussed 2 key new studies on consumer vulnerability and energy poverty: 1) Insight-E study on energy poverty and vulnerable consumers in the energy sector across the EU, and 2) LSE Study on ‘Consumer vulnerability across key markets in the EU. The French Observatory on energy poverty was also presented. EAPN highlighted concerns about promoting an integrated approach to energy poverty that tackled income, prices and consumption/energy efficiency as well as the focus on vulnerable customers and built on the proposals of the 1st Energy package to develop an EU definition of Energy Poverty with a proposal that Member States develop national energy poverty action plans.
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DG Energy Site on consumer protection and the agenda of the meeting.