Adequate warmth, cooling, lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential services needed to guarantee a decent standard of living and citizens' health. Furthermore, access to these energy services empowers European citizens to fulfil their potential and enhances social inclusion. Energy poverty requires a holistic approach underpinned by a joint, strong effort at all levels: local, regional, national and European. Towns, cities and regions are often best placed to identify those households at risk of energy poverty at an early stage and thus tackle it in the most effective way.
The Energy Poverty Advisory Hub (EPAH) is an EU initiative with the vision to eradicate energy poverty and accelerate the just energy transition of European regions, cities, towns and villages.
EPAH’s mission is to be the center of energy poverty experience and expertise in Europe providing direct support, online training, research to local authorities and civil society organisations and by building a collaborative network of all stakeholders interested in taking action to combat energy poverty in Europe.
Building on the EU Energy Poverty Observatory legacy, the EPAH adapts an action-based approach by creating a space for collaboration and exchange for local and regional authorities planning a variety of measures to tackle energy poverty in the pursuit of a just and fair transition.
The EPAH website is in transition and will be updated to reflect the renewed vision and mission of the initiative during 2021.