Briefing 2/2017: Energy Renovation – Making Financing Accessible to the People

10 May 2017

Here’s a riddle. Why is a product that can prevent energy poverty, dangerous global warming, indoor air pollution and energy import-dependence not the hottest ticket in town? Doubtless there are several factors – from the power of legacy energy lobbies to the sexiness of the brand – but the financing hurdles remain a key barrier to overcome. Simply put, upfront renovation costs are perceived as being too high to attract the people who need them most, and governments have proved reluctant to invest heavily in public programmes that could make a difference. But across Europe, a wide variety of innovative projects and schemes are now showing what could be a possible solution with a modicum of wit and imagination. 



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Briefing 1/2017: Energy Poverty – Nobody should have to choose between heating and eating

27 March 2017 

Energy poverty is as widespread as it is devastating for those who suffer it.  Countries with the poorest building stock have the highest rates of excess winter mortality. EU legislation requires all countries to define vulnerable customers in their energy market so they can be helped, but two thirds of the Member States have not yet done so.  The public health consequences are as grievous as they are unnecessary.



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