Climate Alliance supports fight against energy poverty in private rented sector
Via a new EU project, Climate Alliance is addressing a central issue of the energy transition: energy poverty in the private rented sector. Around 50 million households in the European Union are estimated to be living in energy poverty – or energy vulnerability, unable to afford the energy needed to adequately heat or cool their homes. Energy poverty is recognised as a priority issue under the European Green Deal and the Clean Energy Package.
The new ENPOR project is devoted to alleviating energy poverty in the European Private Rented Sector (PRS) and aims at identifying energy poor tenants and landlords and understanding their needs. A key result will be the development of an Energy Poverty Dashboard, a digital mapping tool and a platform for knowledge exchange within and between different national contexts.