POWERTY Interregional seminar: Normative issues related to energy poverty
8th and 9th April 2021, from 9:00 to 12:00, online
AURA-EE, in partnership with the Andalusian Energy Agency (AEA), organises an interregional thematic webinar about the normative issues related to energy poverty, on 8 and 9 April 2021. This webinar will be held in English.
The Covid pandemic has highlighted the deep inequalities in society and across the regions of Europe. Energy poverty is recognised as a widespread problem, with serious consequences for health and well-being. Besides housing energy efficiency issues, the production of renewable energy by vulnerable groups remains a major challenge. In support to the EU Green Deal, the European Commission has released the Renovation Wave strategy including measures to address energy poverty. This strategy will lead to the revision of EU directives such as the RES and EE directives.
The seminar will focus on the EU regulatory framework supporting the reduction of energy poverty, in particular the use of renewable energies by vulnerable groups. It will review current EU strategies and plans, discuss current regulatory framework in the project partners regions and provide insights for the revision of EU directives. Besides, some good practices about regional and local initiatives to reduce energy poverty will be presented.
The seminar is addressed to all regional and local actors interested in the issue of energy poverty and/or renewable energy to fight against fuel poverty.
The general objective of POWERTY is to increase the use of renewable energies in vulnerable groups. Besides, this project is relevant because it will help to create and identify innovative renewable energy technologies aimed at vulnerable groups, including collective and urban energy systems, new financial means for new financing formulas for renewable energies suitable for vulnerable group. The project also helps improvements in the regulatory framework for renewable energies and vulnerable groups and enables social innovation to stimulate citizen participation of these social groups.
The project will develop a complete learning process to facilitate an effective knowledge flow among regions, counting on 6 partners (Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom) with different complementary expertise and different levels of competences (regional/national) which enriches the transfer of knowledge. More than 50 best practices and almost 50 events involving 60 stakeholders will establish 5 regional Action Plans covering a population of more than 25 million inhabitants.
Registration is free but compulsory to receive the link to the webinar.