Alleviation of energy poverty is increasingly acknowledged as a central policy target within the energy related EU legislation. Within this service contract, the consortium will perform an in-depth analysis of currently used indicators and data sources to capture energy poverty in the EU and identify novel data sets to support a better understanding of its dynamics across and within the EU Member States.
The overarching objectives of the study are
To this end, the researchers will systematically review current monitoring and reporting practices and assess the utility of used indicators and data sets to reliably capture relevant dimensions of energy poverty with view to a set of quantitative and qualitative evaluation parameters. In addition, based on a literature review, they will identify and assess novel and/or complementary data sets that can broaden the information base with view to their added value and compatibility across Member States.