Energy poverty is a multi-dimensional concept that is not easily captured by a single indicator. Our approach to measuring energy poverty has been to use a suite of indicators, which should be viewed and used in combination. Each indicator captures a slightly different aspect of the phenomenon. Our intention is that these indicators should be used to give a snapshot of energy poverty issues, which can then be explored in more detail in research and action projects.
Indicators & Data
EPOV provides four different primary indicators for energy poverty, of which two are based on self-reported experiences of limited access to energy services (based on EU-SILC data) and the other two are calculated using household income and/or energy expenditure data (based on HBS data).