Protecting access to energy for all in electricity markets

Ahead of the European Parliament's vote on the electricity market laws, the Right to Energy coalition sent its recommendations to MEPs. Energy poverty and the climate crisis are both urgent issues, where inaction costs lives. If the 2030 Energy package does not include a social justice perspective, it is bound to fail. Addressing energy savings …

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7 ways to eliminate energy poverty in the new EU energy package

Will the 2030 Energy package support the fight against energy poverty? A Right to Energy event - December 5, 2017 European Parliament, Brussels – Room ASP1G2 12:30 – Opening word with Claude Turmes Panel 1: Ensuring the right to energy  Moderation: Guillaume Durivaux (EPSU) György Droppa (Researcher, Hungary) Gábor Darócz, Roma leader of the "Bring the …

Op-Ed: Will the 2030 EU Energy Package protect the right to energy for all Europeans?

Op-ed originally published in Euractiv. The figures on energy poverty in Europe are sobering. Up to 125 million Europeans cannot adequately heat their homes. 80 million Europeans live in damp homes. Up to 100,000 excess winter deaths are directly linked to cold homes. Energy poverty impacts the most vulnerable populations first: the elderly, children, people …

Civil Society Organisations mobilise to defend the right to energy for all!

Last week European Civil Society organisations sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament calling on them to defend the right to energy. The letter, signed by anti-poverty associations, environmental NGOs and trade unions, pointed out that, in one of the richest regions in the world, nearly 125 millions citizens are living in energy …