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Energy poverty in Spain, Potential to generate employment from energy renovations of housing


In Spain, apart from the work carried out by Ecoserveis in the European fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency (EPEE, 2009) project, there is no estimation on the extent of energy poverty or the socio-economic categories of affected households. Even though it is clear that a part of the Spanish population is facing issues with access to sufficient energy services, this problem remains practically invisible to governments, NGOs, companies and other relevant actors, because of its private character and its close link to other forms of poverty and social exclusion. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine the extent and the evolution of this phenomenon through an estimation of energy poverty rates (the percentage of dwellings and the number of people in energy poverty).