External links and related projects
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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.
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.
Fair Energy Transition for All
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.
Triple A Reno
EU Energy Poverty Observatory
The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
Fuel Poverty Action
Right to Energy Coalition
COST Action Engager
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?