Italian energy consumers deserve better than an overlooked energy poverty policy and suffer from significant gaps in governance. The highly fragmented responses fail to prevent the increase of energy poverty and climate change issues. The current mitigation system is not enough to address the phenomena, and as suggested by the European Clean Energy for All package, efforts should be put in structured energy efficiency and long term consumer empowerment. The first victims of the fragmented responses are the households affected by energy poverty.
Back me up! My abstract on “Social inclusion, poverty and the democratisation of the energy system” has been selected, now I need help to get through it!
New measures agreed at the end of 2018 put the consumer at the center of clean energy transition and give more protection to the poorest and more vulnerable energy consumers.
In December 2018, the Mexican Energy Ombudsman asked me to write a special edition of its monthly magazine, focusing on energy consumer protection in Europe: Protección al consumidor en el sector energético, Antecedentes y mejores prácticas de Europa. Through this article (in Spanish), I aim to raise awareness of the importance of having an energy market adapted […]
I was invited to talk about energy poverty mitigation initiatives in Europe. I put some existing curative and preventive measures into perspective, such as energy bonuses and retrofitting programmes.
One of the key aims of the ESRC Just Energy project is to investigate how vulnerable consumers access justice. Therefore, understanding which consumers are currently excluded from accessing justice through ADR is key, as is providing an overview of recent EU and national measures and policies which seek to address energy poverty and consumer vulnerability in the energy sector.
Often, we don’t realise how important it is to be bold, and how important it is to propose attractive, fit-for-purpose design in order to engage in energy efficiency and sustainability
Now that I am approaching the end of the ‘European tour’ that I started in May, I can say that I’ve found more questions than answers, but I also feel much wiser. I received more insight and inspiration than I had in many years.
This blog was originally published on 1st December 2017 in Energy in Demand, a great website for all the energy-geeks around here. The Market Design part of the “Clean Energy For All” package will be adopted in the first part of 2018. The European Commission affirms the intention of the “Clean Energy For All” package […]
Each year, the Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) provides industry professionals with a unique opportunity to discover the latest innovations and best ideas for creating a sustainable future in Europe. This year, it was also the first time that I participated as a visitor only, the first time that I returned to Brussels since my departure for […]