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UCL-Energy co-authors 'Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty' as part of EC project

24 May 2016


The recently published European Commission (EC) report was co-authored by UCL-Energy Senior Researchers Steve Pye, Ian Hamilton, Paolo Agnolucci and David Grover. This report is part of a European Commission Pilot Project titled: Energy Poverty – Assessment of the Impact of the Crisis and Review of Existing and Possible New Measures in the Member States.  Through this project, the EC aims to support Member States in protecting vulnerable consumers and to address energy poverty by identifying best practices and supporting information exchange. 

The aim of this report is to support the EC to better understand energy poverty by improving EU wide data collection and monitoring. The report assesses 178 indicators used in the literature and in official reports as well compiling a set of supporting indicators that capture factors that relate to energy poverty and can help explain and predict the phenomenon. The report also explores options for the development of a tool to monitor energy poverty and provides a roadmap for how the tool may be used. 

Read the full report

For more information please contact Steve Pye