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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

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This project contributed to energy poverty abatement at the practical and structural level by empowering energy poor households to take actions to save energy and change their habits, and by establishing energy poverty as an issue that demands structural solutions. In cooperation with social...Read more

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This measure provides financial assistance to local governments to deliver energy efficiency programs targeted at energy-poor areas. This programme is related to the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes (HEEPS) with similar aims.Read more

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This measure seeks to assist with the renovation of apartment buildings by providing financial aid for energy audits and energy efficiency renovations. The plan focuses primarily on apartment buildings built before 1987. The measure is part of the Program of energy renovation of residential...Read more

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This project tackles energy poverty by creating specialised services through energy advisors. Selected energy advisors are given training, so that they can provide vulnerable consumers with advice and guidance on household energy efficiency, including efficient behavioral changes. 750 vulnerable...Read more

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A certain percentage of energy saving investments could be deducted from the income tax. This percentage used to be 40% with an absolute ceiling of a couple thousand euro's. However, from the 1st of January 2012, only expenses for roof isolation were covered by a tax deduction. In 2017, this tax...Read more

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This measure aimed to establish ongoing engagement with households that do not normally participate in neighbourhood groups or existing structure. Through this engagement, households were pointed to suppliers that offered a special tariff for low incomes.Read more

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The TRIME project engaged social housing residents to empower and motivate them to save energy. The project centred on creating a model that recruits and trains tenants to be volunteer Energy Ambassadors who can provide energy saving advice to their friends and neighbours. Once the training is...Read more

The scheme offers householders a range of free, impartial advice and support to help them reduce their energy bills and, for those who are eligible, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements, such as a new boiler, central heating or insulation.Read more

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