EAPN Policy Officer, Sabrina Iannazzone, participated in Episode 20 – Season 3 of the Grassroots View, a podcast launched by the European Economic and Social Committee.
This episode of the Grassroots View speaks about the impact of the energy crisis on everyday lives. “Up to 1 in 4 households in the EU cannot afford to adequately heat, cool or light their homes” sets the tone for the episode, as guests discuss the new political reality of Russian’s invasion of Ukraine and consequent rising energy prices. What does it all mean in particular for the poorest in society?
Among the guests Alena Mastantuono (EESC Member representing the Czech Chamber of Commerce), Thomas Dorget (Managing Director of Confrontations Europe), and Sonja van Renssen (Editor in Chief at Energy Monitor), Sabrina Iannazzone tackles the question of what the energy crisis means for those with the lowest income. She also talks about the importance of climate activism.
The energy landscape in the future needs to take into account the implication for low income households and for the most vulnerable. Carbon pricing in the building and road transport will help to reduce emissions but will have a significant impact on low-income on households, or those living in buildings with carbon-intensive heating systems, and on users depending on fossil-fueled vehicles.
– Sabrina Iannazzone, EAPN Policy Officer
Be sure not to miss Sabrina Iannazzone on the Grassroots View! Click here to listen to the podcast.