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Policies & Measures

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

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The aim of the project FinSH was to develop relevant support schemes to address financial and social barriers to access to energy efficiency retrofitting in social housing. It contributed to the reduction of fuel poverty and to the increase of energy saving in social housing in Europe.Read more

This measure requires natural gas DSOs to connect tens of thousands of vulnerable and fuel poor households to the gas grid. Under the scheme, natural gas DSOs usually meet the full upfront cost of extending the gas grid for those who are eligible. They recover this cost over a 40 year period...Read more

The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free service provided by suppliers and network operators to customers in need. Services include advance notices of planned power cuts, priority support in an emergency, and meter reading services. Suppliers are also prohibited from disconnecting...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 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

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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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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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