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Resource: Selected proposal (policies nad practices) from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and UK to fight against fuel poverty

Name of organisation: EPEE reviewed by USH

Type of ressource: guidance documents

Addressed barriers:

  • financial
  • skills/ knowledge gap
  • behavior resulting in energy wastage
  • legislative
  • low motivation

Addressed users:

  • public decision maker


  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Process stage:

  • national/ regional strategy development


Capacity Building


The objective of this report is to propose mechanism to tackle fuel poverty adapted to each national energy context and build fuel poverty action plans with crucial issues: energy efficiency, policies for low income, information and training and policies on energy cost. One of the main proposals is the creation of an observatory on fuel poverty which should perform a crucial role in addressing policies promoting operating partnership among stakeholders, defining and implementing policies. The action plan would follow a consolidated approach of energy planning whose main steps are: defining targets, identifying line of action, laying out suitable measures, setting policies and actions.


As a guide of recommendation, the practical implementation is very link to the will of the public body to implement an action plan to fight against fuel poverty. We have to underline that there is an appendix with selected proposals for each partner country to implement measure and adapt some mechanism to tackle fuel poverty.