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Energy poverty handbook

  • Published on January 16, 2017
BPIE contributed to a new publication on energy poverty led by the Greens/EFA of the European Parliament. Several authors were gathered to share their knowledge on energy poverty and raise awareness about the situation in order to identify solutions to tackle it.
The handbook begins with an introduction of the social consequences of energy poverty on the life of a household and its members. It is followed by an article explaining the health implications of cold and damp dwellings. The third paper explores the quality of European housing stock in general while the fourth piece analyses the macro-regional differences of energy poverty and its causes. The second part of the handbook focuses on the existing policies and regulations by explaining the importance of an adequate legal definition, comparing the national regulations protecting vulnerable consumers and energy poor households. Finally we explore the financial resources that are available and a list of best practices across Europe already operating and sufficiently helping people in energy poverty.

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