Millions of Europeans struggle to pay their energy bills and keep their homes sufficiently warm or cool, while also being affected in different ways by existing transport barriers. The COVID-19 pandemic has further aggravated these problems. In this context, a fair, just, and inclusive energy transition becomes a complex but essential challenge.
The session draws together knowledge on recent policy and research developments concerning energy and transport poverty in Europe, in relation with the 2030 and 2050 climate objectives, and will become a lab for diverse experts to exchange innovative ideas with each other.
The following topics will be adressed during the session:
- The new Energy Poverty Advisory Hub
- Regional disparities in energy poverty: tackling the problem at the source
- Empowering vulnerable groups during the transition: the role of EU legislation and policy
- Transport poverty and energy transition: the current state of play and the challenges ahead
Presentation & Panellists
- Presentation of the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (Jeppe Jensen, EPAH)
- Regional disparities of energy poverty, tackling the problem at the source (Ingrida Murauskaite, Veronika Czako, JRC C.7)
- Empowering vulnerable groups during the green transition (Daniele Paci, Nives Della Valle, JRC C.2)
- Transport poverty and energy transition; Status quo and challenges ahead that (Dr Mari Martiskainen, University of Sussex)