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Policies & Measures

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

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In ACHIEVE, long-term unemployed people, volunteers or students are mobilized and trained to develop a large-scale energy advice service towards low-income households facing difficulties with their energy bills.Read more

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The project (IEE/13/624) aims to help families with children save energy at home, acting on their electricity consumption behaviour and appliance-purchasing decisions through a comprehensive programme, including an energy audit tool and energy efficiency guide for households. Energy Help Desks...Read more

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Aid is granted on a monthly basis to persons or families who meet multiple pre-defined conditions, for instance: - The monthly income of the person or family is lower than a pre-defined standard; - The apartment is single and no larger than: one-room - for 1 person; one-bedroom for two and three...Read more

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This package of measures aims at the renovation of multifamily residential buildings on three or more floors. It includes insulation and replacement of electric and heating installations.Read more

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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

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission and the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy have set up the REECL facility, in co-operation with Bulgarian commercial banks, to help Bulgarian households upgrade their houses and/or flats. The REECL facility provides loans...Read more

A social tariff is to be introduced in 2018 in Bulgaria or later (already being delayed, it was originally planned for 2017) with the new mechanism for protection of vulnerable consumers.Read more

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This measure aims to catalyse sustainable energy behaviours among over 219,000 university students in seven countries to help them reduce their exposure to energy poverty.Read more