Source: European Parliament
It is estimated that more than 50 million families in the EU are facing energy poverty. The measures put in place during the COVID-19 crisis will only increase this number. Many families have very low incomes and are therefore unable to pay high energy bills.
As shown in a special Eurobarometer from 2019 (1) , citizens expect the EU to ensure access to affordable energy and drastically reduce the number of families facing energy poverty.
Under the European Green Deal, the Commission has made the fight against energy poverty one of its priorities by fully investing in renovation, including social housing.
1. What measures will the Commission take in the short term to help those citizens and families who are even more affected by energy poverty due to the COVID-19 crisis?
2. As it moves forward with the European Green Deal, what concrete and appropriate measures will the Commission propose to improve the situation of these vulnerable citizens and families?