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Website of EU Energy Poverty Observatory goes live

Published: 17/04/2018

As a new web portal, the EU Energy Poverty Observatory is now available to support those working to improve the lives of vulnerable and low-income energy consumers across Europe. Ecofys, a Navigant company, is part of the consortium that developed the Observatory.

More than 50 million households in the European Union are in energy poverty, struggling to attain adequate warmth, pay their utility bills on time and live in homes free of damp and mould. To help address this challenge, the EU has created a new Energy Poverty Observatory to improve the measuring, monitoring and sharing of knowledge and best practice on energy poverty. The focal point of the Observatory is an online resource to help support decision making at local, regional and national level. The portal is open-access and easy to use, and will promote public engagement on key issues as well as disseminate information and good practice among public and private stakeholders.

Ecofys, a Navigant company, is leading the development of the Knowledge & Resources page, including the Publications, Policies & Measures and Relevant Organisations sections. Sam Nierop, senior consultant leading the project at Ecofys, a Navigant company, said: “The Knowledge & Resources page provides a unique resource on energy poverty in the European Union. With more than 500 publications and more than 250 policies and measures, it is the world’s single largest database on energy poverty. The page also includes extensive filtering options, which allows users to quickly find the information that is relevant for them”.

Find the Observatory at: energypoverty.eu