What are the priorities for tackling energy poverty in East-Central Europe in view of the Fit-for-55 goals? Cooperation between all actors, social support schemes for deep renovation, prosumers and the need to increase awareness at all levels and a radical change in the economic and political system, accordig to the speakers participating in the panel discussion of our first Knowledge Transfer Webinar last December 14.
Energy poverty is a widespread problem across Europe, as between 50 and 125 million people are unable to afford proper indoor thermal comfort. Despite that, there is still no common definition on energy poverty and this makes almost impossible tackling it. The first ComAct webinar of the Knowledge Transfer series had as objectives to highlight the issue of energy poverty in Europe in light of the fit-for-55 package goals, discuss ideas and potential solutions for the lack of a common definition of energy poverty and present the latest ComAct results related to the energy poverty concept and how they can fit under the Fit for 55 goals.
One of the conclusions was that, only with indicators at all levels, and with a clear vision, energy poverty can be included in the recovery and resilience plans and the actions listed can actually be effective. The Green Deal canot be paid by the vulnerables and therefore appropriate mechanisms should be developed taking into account all the inequalities, from rented and owned apartments, to the gender aspect.