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WELLbased

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While 10% of European citizens suffer from energy poverty and policy solutions remain scarce, six cities around Europe have decided to tackle the challenge. Valencia (Spain), Heerlen (Netherlands), Leeds (UK), Edirne (Turkey), Obuda (Hungary) and Jelgava (Latvia) will design, implement and evaluate six pilot programs that aim at improving health and equality for people in energy poverty. Eager to tackle this societal problem, Skopje (Macedonia) will follow the pilot’s footsteps. Based on these experiences, the pilots and their academic and non-profit partners will propose EU-wide replicable solutions to policy-makers and city practitioners. The WELLbased team will develop, test and evaluate new innovative health-focused approaches to alleviate energy poverty amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. At the same time it will promote energy-efficient behaviours and reduce energy demand in those households. The measures will address this problem both from an individual, i.e. behavioural and a socio-political perspective, i.e. through regulations and urban planning. WELLbased is funded by the European Commission’s H2020 Program and lasts from 2021 till 2025.
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SMARTER

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Finance for Families – EU H2020

The SMARTER initiative will create “on the ground” operational and self-sustaining Green Homes and Green Mortgage (GHGM) programs in 11 European countries. While “energy efficient mortgages” exist, SMARTER brings an innovative approach with a heavy focus on addressing all key stakeholder motivations and concerns with a focus on the end consumer or families that must ultimately choose to use the green finance products created. The full GHGM program has already been tested successfully in one market but the SMARTER project will bring valuable research support to remove real and perceived barriers to the systemic challenge inhibiting GHGM programs’ development to date.
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REPLACE

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Making heating and cooling for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly

Half of Europe’s energy consumption is used for heating or cooling. However, two thirds of the heating systems installed in Europe – that is 80 million units – are inefficient. In order to achieve the climate targets and make Europe independent of oil, coal and natural gas, changes in this sector are essential. The aim of REPLACE is to motivate and support people in nine different countries to replace their old heating systems with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Simple renovation measures that reduce overall energy consumption are also part of the programme.
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RenoHUB

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The overall aim of RenoHUb project is to trigger an upscale of the energy retrofits of the Hungarian homes through the development of an integrated business model (RenoHUb) that is capable to substantially expand within and beyond the project lifecycle in an economically viable manner without involving additional public grant co-financing.
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POWERTY project

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The general objective of POWERTY is to increase the use of renewable energies in vulnerable groups. This way, thanks to the project, new renewable energy installations will be facilitated to provide safe and clean energy to vulnerable households. In addition, companies supplying renewable energies will be encouraged through the project to offer technological solutions that are adapted to vulnerable groups, activating their corporate social responsibility.
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SMAFIN

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The Horizon 2020 SMAFIN project – following the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums’ past and fruitful experience and succeeding the direction of the new Renovation Wave strategy on energy efficient renovations in EU- is setting up the prosperous ground to connect smart financing with energy efficient Balkan projects and to create a complete roundtable methodology.
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EXCITE

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The EXCITE project supports implementation of the European Energy Award in Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine by providing direct technical support for 3 pilot cities in each country. On top, we deliver specialized training for local energy managers, tailored business models for local climate actions, and broad civil engagement campaigns.
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EN-TRACK

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The EN-TRACK platform will facilitate increased energy efficiency investments in the European building stock by enabling massive gathering of data of actual energy and cost savings from energy efficiency investments.
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Fair Energy Transition for All

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For climate action to be successful, widespread public acceptance is needed. European and national policy-makers need to develop climate change policies that everyone can relate to and benefit from! The aim of the project is to build on the concerns and experiences of ordinary people in order to develop concrete solutions and policy recommendations.
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MPOWER

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mPOWER will enable an in-depth, wide-scale and systematic peer-to-peer learning programme among at least 100 local public authorities, in order to replicate innovative best practices in municipal energy, and developing ambitious energy transition plans.
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Sharing Cities

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The Sharing Cities ‘lighthouse’ programme is a proving ground for a better, common approach to making smart cities a reality. By fostering international collaboration between industry and cities, the project seeks to develop affordable, integrated, commercial-scale smart city solutions with a high market potential. The project partners work in close cooperation with the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and with other `lighthouse` consortia. Sharing Cities offers a framework for citizen engagement and collaboration at local level, thereby strengthening trust between cities and citizens. The project draws on €24 million in EU funding. It aims to trigger €500 million in investment and to engage over 100 municipalities across Europe.
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ENPOR

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STEP-IN Project

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STEP-IN develops an innovative global methodology for the effective analysis and tackling of energy poverty. The project consists of a network of Living Labs across Europe. Through a strong Network of Interest, STEP-IN engages with local, national and EU organisations and experts to define policies for reducing energy poverty.
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STEP Project

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Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) is a project to develop a simple, innovative and replicable model of measures to address energy poverty.
The project covers some of the countries with the highest rates of energy poverty in Europe. These are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.
STEP’s overall objective is to alleviate energy poverty by encouraging behavioral change and low-cost energy efficiency solutions among consumers in or at risk of energy poverty through trusted, tailored advice.
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EmpowerMed

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The overall objective of EmpowerMed is to tackle energy poverty and to help improve health of people in the coastal areas of Mediterranean countries, with a particular focus on women.
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Our Buildings

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The project will enable the target groups to fulfil the Clean Energy Package requirements, while creating lasting benefits in Romania and Bulgaria. The project will increase exchange between the two countries and disseminate results throughout South-East Europe, create capacity to strengthen NECPs, pursue policy coherence, contribute to common objectives, support effective governance, train national and local public officers and enable civil society and national stakeholders to contribute proactively to the NECPs.
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SocialWatt

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SocialWatt aims to enable obligated parties under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive across Europe to develop, adopt, test and spread innovative schemes to alleviate energy poverty. The appropriate tools developed within the framework of SocialWatt aim to help utilities and energy suppliers effectively identify energy poor households, as well as develop and monitor schemes that focus on increasing the energy efficiency of these houses.
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SCORE Project

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The aim of SCORE is to facilitate co-ownership of RE for consumers first in three pilot regions in Italy, Czech Republic and Poland - and later also in various other follower cities across Europe.
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POWERPOOR

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POWERPOOR aims to develop support programmes/schemes for energy poor citizens and encourage the use of alternative financing schemes (e.g. establishing energy communities / cooperatives, crowd funding). POWERPOOR will facilitate experience and knowledge sharing, as well as the implementation of small-scale energy efficiency interventions and the installation of renewable energy sources, increasing the active participation of citizens.
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SMART UP

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Smart-Up is an EU funded project that will encourage vulnerable customers in those Member States that have embarked on the roll-out of Smart Meters to actively use their Smart Meters and In-House Displays to achieve energy savings. Previous studies have shown that Smart Meters do not lead to energy savings in the residential sector unless households actively use them and modify their energy-use behaviour. Our project will fill this gap, as well as raise awareness on demand response services.
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EnergyMEASURES

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EnergyMEASURES will work to address energy poverty in seven European countries (BE, BG, IE, MK, NL, PL, UK) through two complementary and synergistic strands of work. Namely, through direct household engagements that are complemented and informed by cutting edge policy and practice innovations.
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ENPOR

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ENPOR aims to make energy poverty in the PRS (private rented sector) visible and as far as possible quantifiable, and also test energy efficiency support schemes to address it. ENPOR will support the adaption and implementation of ten policies in 7 Member States tailored to the specific needs of the PRS and will integrate them into broader policy objectives.
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InBetween Project

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Triple A Reno

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Building upon results from a number of relevant European projects, TripleA-reno aims to achieve a set of specific measurable qualitative objectives.
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Assist2gether

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In recent years, energy users have gained more rights with the transposition of relevant European energy legislation. There is nevertheless the recognition that consumers’ rights (with special reference to vulnerable consumers and energy poor) need to be further strengthened, and that the increasing market complexity needs to be addressed through concrete solutions to improve levels of empowerment and engagement. ASSIST offers a two-way approach to the problem: active engaging of consumers in the energy market, and a positive change of behavior in relation to energy consumption and to influence design of policy at all levels to tackle energy poverty issues.
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HACKS Project

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EU Energy Poverty Observatory

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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is a 40 month project that commenced in December 2016. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the extent of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative policies and practices to combat it. The creation of an Energy Poverty Observatory is part of the European Commission’s policy efforts to address energy poverty across EU countries.
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The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)

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The EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) is a 40 month project that commenced in December 2016. Its principal mission is to engender transformational change in knowledge about the extent of energy poverty in Europe, and innovative policies and practices to combat it. The creation of an Energy Poverty Observatory is part of the European Commission’s policy efforts to address energy poverty across EU countries.
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ENACT

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EnAct proposes an online platform, jointly developed by seasoned journalists and energy experts, that capitalizes on the power of multimedia to engage, inform, influence and empower.
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Fuel Poverty Action

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Fuel Poverty Action campaigns to protect people from fuel poverty. We challenge rip-off energy companies and unfair policies that leave people to endure cold homes. We take action for warm, well-insulated homes and clean and affordable energy, under the control of people and communities, not private companies.
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Right to Energy Coalition

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Right to Energy unites trade unions, anti-poverty groups, social housing providers, NGOs, environmental campaigners, health organizations and energy cooperatives across Europe. We campaign to tackle energy poverty at an EU, national and local level.
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COST Action Engager

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The ENGAGER 2017-2021 COST Action seeks to bring about transformational change in the investigation and amelioration of household-level energy poverty in Europe. It is facilitating the development of comprehensive, innovative and evidence-based policy frameworks. The significant extent of energy poverty in Europe means that ENGAGER addresses a major societal challenge that impinges on three inter-related aims:
1. How can energy poverty be understood and eradicated via multidimensional research and policy?
2. What are the conceptual and methodological complexities that underpin energy poverty?
3. What is the best way of overcoming limited knowledge on energy poverty in Europe?
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REELIH

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Habitat for Humanity and USAID Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Houselholds (REELIH) project aims to improve living standards in multi-unit apartment buildings in Eurasia. It focuses on developing a regional effort, resources and networks to address the impact of rising energy prices on collective housing. The REELIH project includes the involvement of all stakeholders who promote, create, finance and directly implement energy efficiency projects.
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EU Building Stock Observatory

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The EU Building Stock Observatory monitors the energy performance of buildings across Europe. It assesses improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings and the impact of this on the actual energy consumption of the buildings sector overall.

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