We may not know it yet, but game changer concepts such as ‘Demand Response’ and ‘Flexibility’ could be the key to decrease the amount of energy European citizens consume and optimize the resources we do have available.
Marta García: "A lot is being said about an energy transition leaving no-one behind, but the reality is quite different”
We’ve interviewed the CEO of Ecoserveis on how the global crisis is affecting people living in a situation of energy poverty.
EAPN and EPSU call for making the right to Affordable, Clean Energy for all a reality across Europe.
We analyze the environmental and social impact of the space race with the Debt Observatory in Globalization (ODG).
Martha Myers: “Lockdowns have had a drastic impact on the 50 million EU citizens who already live in energy poverty”
The energy poverty campaigner and member of Friends of the Earth Europe talks about energy precariousness in Europe and the effects of Covid-19 in this field.
The COVID-19 crisis is hitting European consumers in the pocket, causing rising unemployment and falling income for those who have kept their jobs. Spending more time at home as a result of lockdown measures could make matters worse for energy bills.
13 European organisations are behind the “EmpowerMed” project to collectively build the right to energy.
We will never deny children access to school or a doctor, even if their families cannot afford it. Instead, we live in a system that forces the families of this children to assume unaffordable supply bills.
To end energy injustice we need to guarantee rights, because vulnerability comes hand-in-hand with difficulties to access housing, and access to other basic services and utilities such as electricity, gas, running water, telephone services or the internet.
Marta Segú: "We have changed the lives of populations that did not have access to electricity or resources to pay for it"
The director of the Probitas Foundation explains that the project of renewable energies in different hospitals has allowed to provide quality healthcare to vulnerable countries as Sierra Leona and Angola.
We are breaching a long list of rights to people who are sleeping on the streets.