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Policies & Measures

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

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The SMART-UP project encourages the active use of smart meters and in-home displays by vulnerable consumers to change their energy behaviour. Social workers and other frontline staff have been trained to advise and empower vulnerable households to become more energy efficient. The target is to...Read more

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This measure prohibits the disconnection of electricity, gas and water supply for vulnerable households as certified by local social services. It also applies a precautionary principly according to which utility companies are obliged to check first with local services whether the consumer with...Read more

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The ELIH-Med project focused on identifying and experimenting on a large scale a set of practical and innovative technical options and financial mechanisms targeted to develop energy efficiency in low income housing.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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This measure funds improvements in the housing conditions of vulnerable households, including targets to increase energy efficiency levels to protect households against energy poverty. Beneficiary households can be reimbursed 100% of the costs of retrofitting measures up to 20,000 EUR.Read more

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This law provides a framework for the renovation of buildings and includes the fight against energy poverty as an objective. Energy efficiency measures are prioritized in serious situations of energy poverty.Read more

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