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Policies & Measures

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

Organisation type
Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation

The EU is committed to tackling energy poverty by its roots and protecting vulnerable consumers, and made it a policy priority in the Clean energy for all Europeans package, adopted in 2019.

Significantly, a common definition on energy poverty was agreed for the first time in these new...Read more

Organisation type
Target socioeconomic group
Target housing situation
Energy carrier

This policy aims to promote measures to improve the efficiency of electricity consumption through actions taken by third parties, such as energy suppliers and grid operators.Read more

This measure provides financial assistance to households to pay their energy bills through a social tariff. Since 2016, it is automatically awarded to households receiving certain social benefits and to low income households. For household to qualify, the electricity and natural gas consumption...Read more