Energy Poverty: EnR Position Paper (2019)

 Energy Poverty: relevant  issue in the new  policy framework of the Clean Energy Package, it has been still under attention in EnR , under ENEA’s Presidency (2018) of the network and in continuity with ANRE’s Presidency (2017) .

An EnR Position Paper has been therefore delivered, presenting results that lay the foundation for a set of recommendations about priorities, methodology, governance and needs. Following a survey among the EnR member  carried out to provide an updated state of the art about definition, measure and data on the energy poverty phenomenon,  energy efficiency interventions once more have proven to be  key factors in providing a structural response to the complex energy poverty problem, not only alleviating it but acting on its causes.

The role that energy agencies can play is significant, both in monitoring the problem and targeting solutions.

Among the proposed actions, the adoption of a harmonized measure, accompanied by country specific indicators, seems to be relevant as well as looking at the local dimension of the problem and at the cost distribution of the measures to achieve the long-term energy objectives.

An EnR ad hoc task force, created in 2018, will assure the continuation of the networks’ attention to the Energy Poverty issue.

ENERGYPOVERTY-EnRPositionPaper January 2019