Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Households

15-11-2016

This study analyses the impacts that energy efficiency has on low-income households; to what degree energy efficiency policies should specifically target low-income households; and in which circumstances they should be combined with social policies addressing energy consumption in low-income households. The study aims to support a balanced debate on policy options to fight energy poverty, in particular in the context of the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). This study was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE).

This study analyses the impacts that energy efficiency has on low-income households; to what degree energy efficiency policies should specifically target low-income households; and in which circumstances they should be combined with social policies addressing energy consumption in low-income households. The study aims to support a balanced debate on policy options to fight energy poverty, in particular in the context of the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). This study was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE).

External author

Sergio UGARTE (SQ Consult B.V.), Bart van der REE (SQ Consult B.V.), Monique VOOGT (SQ Consult B.V.), Wolfgang EICHHAMMER (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI), José Antonio ORDOÑEZ (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI), Matthias REUTER (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI), Barbara SCHLOMANN (Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI), Pau LLORET (CITCEA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and Roberto VILLAFÁFILA (CITCEA, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)