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.
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.
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.
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.