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Policies & Measures

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

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The Habiter Mieux programme aims to provide financial support to renovate dwellings of low income households to improve energy efficiency. It includes different types of grants and loans financed by different parts of the government, including the National Housing Agency (Anah), the General...Read more

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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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Basic income support is provided to households to cover their necessary daily expenses. In addition to the basic part that covers things such as food and clothing, basic income support can also cover for housing costs including heating and electricity costs.Read more

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This measure limits the electricity bills for low-income households to a maximum of 4% of their income, or alternatively the total energy bills (including electricity, heat, oil, coal, wood, gas) to a maximum of 8% of their income.Read more

This measure provides certain households with an energy audit to advise on energy efficiency improvements, as well as some basic energy saving equipment (for example LED lights). Long-time unemployed persons are trained to give the advice. Households were also given the option to buy a new...Read more

The measure provides financial assistance to certain households to cover their energy bills during cold weather in the winter period (November 1 - March 31). Cold weather is defined as a period when the average temperature has been recorded as, or is forecast to be, 0 degrees Celsius or below...Read more

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