Member State Reports on Energy Poverty 2019
The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is an initiative by the European Commission to support
Member States in their efforts to alleviate energy poverty. Its principal mission is to engender
transformational change in knowledge about the state of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative
policies and practices to reduce it. The creation of EPOV is part of the European Commission’s policy
efforts to address energy poverty across the EU Member States.
The EPOV’s Member State Reports summarise the key aspects of the energy poverty situation in each
EU Member State, based on the key indicators, policies and publications we have gathered and
published on the EPOV website. The indicators used in the reports are based on data collected by
EUROSTAT. The definition of terms used in the reports, further information on policies, organisations
and publications and further statistics can be found on the EPOV website (www.energypoverty.eu).
As the reports have been completed in February 2020, the impacts of the Corona crisis on energy
poverty are not reflected in the reports.