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New energy poverty website goes live A new online resource is now available to support those working to improve the lives of vulnerable and low-income energy consumers across Europe.

Apr 17, 2018

 New energy poverty website goes live A new online resource is now available to support those working to improve the lives of vulnerable and low-income energy consumers across Europe. More than 50 million households in the European Union are in energy poverty, struggling to attain adequate warmth, pay their utility bills on time and live in homes free of damp and mould. The issue has been identified as a policy priority by a number of EU institutions, most notably in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package. To help address this challenge the EU has created a new Energy Poverty Observatory to improve the measuring, monitoring and sharing of knowledge and best practice on energy poverty. The focal point of the Observatory is a newly-launched web portal which contains a range of useful resources to help support decision making at local, regional and national level. The portal is open-access and easy to use, and will promote public engagement on key issues as well as disseminate information and good practice among public and private stakeholders. The portal launched on Monday 29 January at an event in Brussels, hosted by the European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič. Speaking at the…

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Sustainable Energy Communities: community action is key to tackling climate change

Apr 13, 2018

The conversation about energy efficiency has to move from global to local.[…]

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Policy insights for encouraging energy efficiency in the home

Apr 11, 2018

New report: The focus of the “Policy Insights for encouraging energy efficiency in the home” report was the improve the understanding of consumer behaviour to help guide the design and implementation of SEAI’s grant schemes. […]

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SEAI Energy Show 2018

Apr 11, 2018

The SEAI Energy Show is essential if you work in energy, or if your business has an interest in sustainable energy. […]

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Dublin Environmental Gathering highlights need for action at local level

Apr 11, 2018

There is a PPN in every county, and any non-profit group can join to keep informed of events in their county, and to have their say in local decision making. The four PPNs in Dublin are Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and Dublin City.

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Conference 2018 photo

Apr 10, 2018

European Energy Poverty Conference 2018, Croke Park, March 29th, 2018. Photograph by WovenContent At the Conference were : l-r Stuart Wilson, Teighean Western Isles, Scotland, Jim Gannon, CEO, SEAI Ireland, Denis Naughten, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ireland, Markku Kananen, Project Co-Ordinator H-CHP, Charles Roarty, Energy Consultant, Energy Action CLG, Ireland, Brian McSharry. CEO, Energy Action CLG, Ireland

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