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Sixth Edition
What the Energy Poverty Dashboard Tells Us

The ENPOR project’s Energy Poverty Dashboard (EPD) is an interactive tool which allows users to access information relating to energy poverty in the Private Rented Sector across Europe. It is designed to be user-friendly and is suitable for use by policymakers, academics, NGOs and the general public.

The EPD contains 123 policies from 27 countries, as well as two pan-EU policies, collected by the ENPOR Consortium and crowdsourced using the EPD’s policy submission tool. Each of these policies are categorised according to how they address energy poverty; for example, Training and Information policies, or Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes. There are 11 indicators (plus an option to select to view the share of energy poor tenants in the energy poor population), with data covering the years 2004-2021, where available.  In a Resources page, users can browse further information related to energy poverty (more generally, and specific to the PRS), including project information, academic papers and energy-saving advice. The Dashboard tool is novel in several ways:  

  1. It allows users to view data at national, NUTS1 and NUTS2 scales, where data is available, allowing for more fine-grained understanding of energy poverty at subnational levels.  
  2. Indicator data is available to view for the general population, or disaggregated to view only data for private rented sector tenants.  
  3. Two indicators specifically measuring energy poverty in the PRS are included:

    • REPI (Rented Private Housing Energy Poverty Indicator)
    • STEPP (Share of Tenants in the Energy Poor Population)

  4. All of the data contained in the EPD is open-access and downloadable for use by the general public.
  5. Statistical significance information is provided to show the significance of the difference between energy poverty levels in the general population and PRS tenants. 
5 Minutes Survey: Help us assess the gender dimension in energy efficiency policy!

Is your field of work touching on housing, energy poverty, energy efficiency, and/or gender issues? You are invited to participate!

Fill out a short survey on the gender dimension in energy efficiency policy, with specific emphasis on the private rented sector. Thank you for taking the time.

(Survey open until 12th September 2023)

Good Practices on Multigovernment Scale

Co-designing engaging strategies for successful stakeholder engagement: the ENPOR Replication  

The aim of ENPOR is to deepen the understanding of energy poverty policies for the private rented sector (PRS) and support the adaptation and implementation. To achieve this, ENPOR partners chose a participatory approach called co-design, that foresees the active collaboration of a selected group of stakeholders, representing the most appropriate actors to help reshape the selected policies. The co-design model deepened the understanding of the issues and possible solutions and in helped to reshape the policies. This report presents ENPOR’s replication plan, designed to provide guidelines on how to effectively implement the co-design approach, starting from the analysis and mapping of stakeholders to the engagement of the various stakeholders, including tenants and landlords.

Good Practices Briefings – Reaching out to tenants in the PRS, energy advice, and quantifying the split incentive issue

Recordings and briefings: ENPOR Capacity building event series

ENPOR Capacity building activities are being designed to overcome information gaps regarding the multidimensional effects of energy poverty. They are based on the ENPOR knowledge framework and aim to mitigate the possible adverse side-effects when designing and implementing policies. In the past months, ENPOR organised capacity building events, sharing learnings from the project under specific thematics. In order to ease the life of people who couldn’t join – and even those who could! – IEECP has gathered key findings and highlights from the presentations into short visual briefings.

Materials are now available on the following topics:

  • The Split Incentive: Supporting building owners  and energy poor tenants 
  • Energy efficiency advisory services for the rental sector 
  • How to reach (energy poor) tenants?

The Seminar recordings are also collected on our website:

Policy Event Recap: Tackling Energy Poverty Through National Building Renovation Plans - ENPOR’s policy session at EUSEW 2023

As part of the high-level Policy Conference of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2023, ENPOR hosted a policy session on 21 June that delved into the crucial topic of combatting energy poverty through national building renovation plans.  

Check out the presentations and

Scientific Publication: How to improve energy efficiency policies to address energy poverty?

Literature and stakeholder insights for private rented housing in Europe 

Authors: Dimitris Papantonis, Dimitra Tzani, Manon Burbidge, Vassilis Stavrakas, Stefan Bouzarovski, Alexandros Flamos 

This ENPOR paper sheds light on structural factors, that serve as barriers and solutions, to the implementation of energy efficiency policies in the private rented sector across Europe. Through an in-depth desk research and a European-wide survey on relevant stakeholders and field experts, the authors deliver a holistic assessment of these barriers and possible solutions, aiming to provide key implications to improve energy efficiency and tackle energy poverty.

More scientfic publications
REGISTER NOW:Methodologies and tools to quantify split incentives seminar

September 7, 2023 (11:00 CET-online)

“Split incentives” refer to any situation where the benefits of a transaction do not accrue to the actor who pays for the transaction. In the context of energy efficiency in buildings, split incentives are linked with the return on investment related to energy efficient renovations due to the failure of distributing effectively financial obligations and rewards of these investments. 

The aim of the event, targeting policy makers, energy advisors, consultants on sectors where energy is now also gaining importance (e.g., also social sector), as well as the actors that energy poverty in the private rented sector (PRS) affects the most, i.e., tenants and landlords, is to present methodologies and tools that quantify “split incentives” so the upfront costs of such renovatins can be calculated in the planning phase of renovation projects with energy poor households involved. 

More information and

EPAH-ENPOR German National Event: Socially Just Climate Protection: Approaches for an Inclusive Energy Transition

25 September 2023 | Frankfurt am Main, DE, 11:00 – 15:00 CET 

The energy transition affects a wide range of areas, from housing and mobility to social, economic and financial policy. How can we ensure that it is designed to be socially just? How can we cushion social hardships in connection with the Building Energy Act in order to preserve affordable housing? And how can energy cooperatives, for example, remedy the situation? 

The event, organised by Climate Alliance through the Energy Poverty Advisory Hub in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 project ENPOR, offers you the opportunity to discuss these questions and develop possible solutions for your region. The event language is German, it is open to all interested stakeholders and is free of charge. Catering will be provided.

SAVE THE DATE! ENPOR’s final conference takes place on 16 November in Brussels

We are thrilled to announce our final conference, taking place in the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 16 November from 09:00 to 13:00 CET.  

The event is organised in collaboration with FEANTSA. It focuses on the assessment of energy poverty within the European private rented sector, encompassing an evaluation of existing EU policies and a forward-looking exploration of necessary enhancements. Furthermore, the sessions will shed light on diverse tools, breakthrough initiatives and good practices to combat energy poverty. 

To bring together various experts, the conference will feature a distinguished panel of speakers representing the EU institutions, sister projects and the ENPOR pilot countries Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Greece, and Estonia.  

More information:  ENPOR website

Energy Poverty Community News
Covenant of Mayors Workshop on Energy Poverty at the Grafting Cities Conference

The Covenant of Mayors Europe joins forces one last time with the ENPOR Project and the EU Energy Poverty Advisory Hub to organise its workshop on 19 October 2023, 15:00-17:00 CET for local and regional stakeholders entitled:   

“Workshop on Fighting Energy Poverty: Tackling energy poverty in a strategic way”

The event is part of the Grafting Cities Conference, a joint event of Climate Alliance, Energy Cities, AEES Modena and the City of Modena.

Energy Poverty Advisory Hub Annual Conference

19-20 September 2023, Warsaw Poland

The event aims to address the transition from emergency coping mechanisms to sustainable policies and measures to reduce energy poverty for all including energy-poor and vulnerable consumers and debate on recommendations for member states and municipalities as appropriate frameworks to use in tackling energy poverty.

The city of Warsaw has been a frontrunner in the climate and energy transition and has made it one of its priorities to tackle energy poverty. By bringing the 2023 conference to  Warsaw, EPAH aims to reflect on the transition from temporary emergency strategies to sustainable policies and initiatives with the objectives to:

  • Put the new reality of energy poverty on the agenda at all levels of governance.
  • Exchange between cities with different track records of tackling energy poverty.
  • Support cities to identify and adopt long-term policies to tackle energy poverty.
  • Reflect on possible EU recommendations for good practices to tackle energy poverty at the local and national levels.
ENPOR at the EMPOWERMED Final Event

The findings of the ENPOR project were presented by the University of Manchester at a public seminar on ‘Energy poverty through the right to energy and a just energy transition’ organised by the Focus Association for Sustainable Development in Ljubljana, on the 22nd of August 2023 as the final event of the EmpowerMed project. Using examples from the private rented sector and the Energy Poverty Dashboard, Stefan Bouzarovski discussed whether the right to energy can provide a solution to contemporary energy justice issues, while Saska Petrova focused on the gendered aspects of energy poverty. The event received extensive media coverage in Slovenia. Stefan and Saska also participated at a public roundtable on the right to energy within the Ljubljana Sumer School of Political Ecology, on the 23rd of August attended by over 200 people.

Coming up:

During the final week of October, the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems at the University of Humboldt in Berlin will hold a public lecture and seminar on energy justice issues in urban, housing and energy transformations inlcuding ENPOR insights by Prof Bouzarovski and Ms Petrova. They will also speak at the Social Ecological Forum in Skopje, North Macedonia, on the 10th of November 2023.

Building Energy Citizenship: Inclusive housing approaches for energy citizens and communities

The sister project of ENPOR, EC2, launched the Community Energy Academy, an online training programme on community energy and energy citizenship.

The programme has over 300 registered participants already, mostly from energy communities and local authorities, but also SMEs and interested citizens. The project has invited ENPOR for a presentation from a private tenure perspective with measures, practices, and/or models that can tackle housing-related barriers to energy citizenship and contribute to its emergence and mainstreaming.

ENPOR’s Recommendations Included in the New Version of the German Practice Guide “Climate Protection in Municipalities”

The first ENPOR recommendations based on the research published on taking action against energy poverty have been included in Chapter 3 tackling Energy and Buildings / Private Households. Climate Alliance has updated the practical guide together with the Service and Competence Centre: Municipal Climate Protection (SK:KK) at the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection. 


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This Newsletter reflects only the author’s view and CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. ENPOR has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 889385.

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