Actions to Mitigate Energy Poverty in the Private Rented Sector

Project activities: 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 a) difficulty to identify and quantify energy poor households in the PRS; and b) the delivery of energy efficiency measures to these households is difficult due to structural problems like information deficits, split incentives and others. ENPOR thus 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. Dedicated actions are therefore needed that actively contribute to alleviating energy poverty in the PRS by identifying energy poor tenants (and respective homeowners) as well as understanding and addressing their needs. 

Project is supported by Horizon 2020.

Project budget: 1 999 966 €
Project duration:1. september 2020-31. august 2023

Project aims: inprove energy costs and efficiency for tenants.



Project results:

  • adaption and implementation of ten policies in 7 Member States tailored to the specific needs of the PRS and will integrate them into broader policy objectives

Project partners:

  • Climate Alliance (Germany)
  • The university of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Piraeus research center (Greece)
  • Drustvo za oblikovanje odrzivog razvoja (Croatia)
  • The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Kreeka)
  • Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologia, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (Italy)
  • Tartu Regiooni Energiaagentuur (Estonia)
  • Osterreichische energieagentur Austrian Energy Agency (Austria)
  • Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Wuppertal institut fur klima, umwelt, energia GGMBH (Germany)
  • Union internationale de la propriete immobiliere (Belgium).

Project home page: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/889385

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