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Energy efficiency decreasing energy poverty rates-the Council of Europe Development Bank findings

CEB found out that energy poverty rates are highest in Southern and Central-Eastern European countries but the problem still stays European-wide. Overall, CEB study claims that there is an estimation of 30 million people living in energy poverty in Europe.The study claims that main causes of energy poverty stem from low income, poor quality homes and energy inefficient appliances. The high rates of energy poverty correlate with higher at-risk-of-poverty rates, food poverty (inability to afford basic food staples) and higher rates of self-reported health issues.

Energy poverty conference and workshop in Budapest: From household problems to climate crisis

Centre for Social Sciences Institute of Sociology in Budapest, Hungary will host a two day International Conference and Workshop on November 25th and 26th, 2019 named Energy poverty: From Household Problems to Climate Crisis. This event will talk about good practices and experiences around defining and measuring energy poverty in Europe with a special focus on Central Eastern Europe and then trying to define energy poverty in the Hungarian context.

Energy Poverty Days in Brussels organized by Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty

Energy Poverty Days are organized by an initiative called Social Innovation to Tackle Energy Poverty. The Energy Poverty Days will be a two day conference. Day one is dedicated to a discussion of cross-sectoral perspectives on tackling energy poverty. The second day is reserved for finalists' presentations of smart solutions in their project in front of international jury who will choose the winning project for each of the five country. Most successful and winning projects will be awarded with additional grant for further development.

REELIH one of the finalists of World Habitat Awards with special mention from the judges

We are proud to announce that Residential Energy in Low Income Households (REELIH) project, coordinated by Habitat for Humanity International with the support of USAID, was one of the eight finalists of the WHA 2017 from over 100 entries from across the world. REELIH was also one of the two projects that had additionally received a special mention from the judges (the second best in the global North!).