In France, a new law on energy and climate to reduce the number of leaky homes and address energy poverty

On 25 July 2019, French deputies and senators agreed on a text aimed at gradually eliminating the “passoires thermiques” (literally, the “thermal sieves”), i.e. the housing that is very poorly insulated (classified as “F” or “G”). Housing conditions are one of the primary cause of energy poverty, and the main focus of NGOs and activists in France.

Reflections from the Second Catalan Congress of Energy Poverty

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.

Energy Poverty & Vulnerability Measures in Europe: An Overview

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.

Are consumers fit for the new electricity market?

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 […]

Meeting energy poverty experts in Barcelona

Initially published on the ESRC Just Energy website on 31 May 2018. On Monday, 28 May, Naomi and I organised a first series of meetings with energy poverty experts in Barcelona, Spain. Catalonia is at the forefront of consumer protection and the fight against energy poverty in Spain and in Europe, driven by very committed civil […]