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Addressing Energy Poverty in the European Union: State of Play and Action


This is the first pan-EU report from the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV). It starts by introducing the concept of energy poverty, before outlining what EPOV is, its Tasks and Work Packages, governance structures, activities to date, and forthcoming future activities. Section two reports on the prevalence of energy poverty in the EU, including the methodology used by EPOV. The third part of this report looks at measures to tackle energy poverty, both in terms of EU legislative requirements and national policy definitions of energy poverty and vulnerable consumers, as well as practical schemes to assist households.