Ending Energy Poverty in Europe Towards an Inclusive Energy Union

  • Events
  • 07 July 2016 - 07 July 2016
  • Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
  • by Public Policy Exchange

Energy Poverty, also known as Fuel Poverty, is a widespread reality across Europe that occurs when a household is unable to afford the most basic levels of energy for adequate heating and lighting as well as common activities such as cooking and the use of appliances at home. According to the European Commission, 11% of the European population currently suffers from fuel poverty and is unable to afford proper indoor thermal comfort. Low income, gradually increasing energy prices and poor energy efficient homes are the main reasons behind this reality and are mainly encountered in Central Eastern and Southern Europe.


The symposium “Ending Energy Poverty in Europe Towards an Inclusive Energy Union” provides an invaluable opportunity to discuss the latest developments in tackling energy poverty at European level. This symposium will explore the importance of reaching a common European strategy on energy poverty and discuss the next steps to be taken towards the full liberalisation of the energy market. It will also focus on the importance of empowering citizens and local communities with a particular emphasis on the need to develop efficient measures to protect vulnerable consumers. Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders. The Symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to engage in thought-provoking topical debate.


Ingo Wagner, Policy & Project Officer at Euroheat & Power is among key speakers of this event.


You can find more information on the programme and registration on the event website.

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