The new issue of Network News, the EAPN magazine, is out! This new issue looks at Energy Poverty in the EU.
Everybody agrees that people should be able to heat their home but his is fast becoming a ‘luxury’ for many people experiencing poverty. With rising energy prices, the question of how to solve energy poverty is becoming a major challenge for the EU.
The current Energy Package being finalised by the Council and Parliament, is starting to take action on Energy Poverty, but will this action be adequate? Unless the EU confirms energy as a fundamental social right and acts to protect the universal service obligations of access to affordable, continuous and quality Services of General Interests, the EU action risks to be just hot air.
The EU must affirm social priorities and not just the interests of the internal market. People experiencing poverty are looking to the EU to take action now.