ENPOR "Actions to Mitigate Energy Poverty in the Private Rented Sector"
Azione di coordinamento e supporto finanziata dal Programma Europeo H2020 Energy (2020-2023)
Energy poverty remains at high levels in the EU Member States due to increasing energy costs and slow progress on energy efficiency improvements. Despite various policies in place that directly or indirectly mitigate energy poverty in the household level, energy poverty is increasing in the private rented sector (PRS). The PRS also presents quite specific issues that cannot be dealt adequately in the framework of energy poverty linked directly to energy efficiency, such as difficulty to identify and quantify energy poor households in the PRS; and the delivery of energy efficiency measures to these households is difficult due to structural problems like information deficits, split incentives and others.
ENPOR aims to overcome both challenges – making energy poverty in the PRS visible and as far as possible quantifiable, and also test energy efficiency support schemes to address it. This can increase the effectiveness of policies at a local or regional level, an alignment with structural measures is needed.
ENPOR will examine in depth energy poverty policies for the PRS across the EU, monitor the dimensions of energy poverty in the PRS, support tailored policies and will provide guidelines for other countries. Through ENPOR partners links with the Covenant of Mayors, EU Energy Poverty Observatory and market (Union of Tenants and Associations of homeowners), the high-level dialogue on the EU level for the energy poverty in the PRS will be promoted.