Energy poverty is an issue which is moving increasingly to the forefront of the wider EU debate on energy. Against this backdrop, the Commission is looking at ways in which it can support the Member States in protecting vulnerable consumers. Areas in which it plans to take action include identifying good practices and facilitating an exchange of information. But first of all it is important to understand what is meant by energy poverty and what the extent of the problem really is.
The Concrete Initiative - heating
On 16 February 2016, the European Commission adopted a Strategy for Heating and Cooling. This strategy forms part of the Sustainable Energy Security Package, and is accompanied by a staff working document.