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3 Dec 20 |

Empowering citizens with a ‘Right to Energy’

European countries’ plans and visions to cope with energy poverty

Empowering citizens with a ‘Right to Energy’

The Right to Energy Forum - an online conference bringing together those who fight energy poverty across Europe - was held in the first days of December. Over 1000 people attended 15 sessions where over 62 policy makers, academics, national experts and community activists came together to share comprehensive solutions tackling energy poverty on European, national and local level. Housing Europe guides you through the highlights from these 3 days.

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18 Nov 20 |

Developing Positive Energy Districts in Europe: National Strengths and Weaknesses

How could PEDs/ZEDs be developed? Read the webinar report and watch the recording

Developing Positive Energy Districts in Europe: National Strengths and Weaknesses

Four Housing Europe members representing national housing federations in the EU-funded project syn.ikia demonstration countries gathered to identify opportunities and bottlenecks to the implementation of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) and Zero Energy Districts (ZEDs) in existing legislation and policy across Europe. Could PEDs/ZEDs be developed in your country for more affordable and liveable neighbourhoods?

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12 Nov 20 |

Investigating EU financial instruments to tackle energy poverty in households: A SWOT analysis

Housing Europe's Policy Officer, Edit Lakatos delves into a comparative analysis

Investigating EU financial instruments to tackle energy poverty in households: A SWOT analysis

Why is it difficult to mobilise and fully exploit the available financial tools in the combat against energy poverty and what are the challenges for social housing providers? Our policy officer, Edit Lakatos and Apostolos Arsenopoulos, a researcher in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) provide an overview of the existing financial instruments and successful schemes focused on facilitating the implementation of energy efficiency-related measures, in the context of addressing the problem of energy poverty, along with its adverse socio-economic effects.

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