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Policies & Measures

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

The social tariff is a reduced tariff for electricity and natural gas aimed at certain categories of vulnerable consumers. The measure is funded through levies on electricity and gas. The energy regulator (CREG) calculates the social tariff every six months on the basis of the lowest available...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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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

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