Briefing – Energy Poverty and the future costs under the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) – What is the role of Article 7 policies?


Energy poverty
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This briefing gathers intervention highlights from an event organised by IEECP, which allowed gathering members of the European Commission, European Parliament and National Ministries to discuss key results from projects and initiatives on the topic of energy poverty and the role of policies to alleviate it.

Speakers discussed the role of the Fit-for-55 package, Art7 EED policies as well as EU funds and their impacts on low-income groups. They also exchanged how the multiple indicators that capture the dimensions of energy poverty are a result of these policies.

The event discussed the following:

  • The role of the Fit-for-55 policies (new energy efficiency targets, phasing out of new fossil fuel boilers, Minimum Energy Performance Standards, and potential interactions with the proposed ETS for buildings),
  • The impacts on low-income groups and the importance of Art7 EED policies to alleviate the burden, as well as the importance of multiple indicators for capturing the dimensions of energy poverty as a result of these policies.
  • Adverse impacts of these policies and the role of the EU funds to alleviate the burden to the low-income groups.

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