Power to the people: upholding the right to clean, affordable energy for all

20 February 2019

This briefing reveals a majority of EU countries have significant levels of energy poverty and are unable to keep all their citizens warm this winter - according to groundbreaking new research by Open Exp.

The first-of-its-kind EU-wide ranking shows energy poverty is especially prevalent in southern and eastern EU Member States. Bulgaria far outstrips other countries for prevalence of four key indicators - damp and leaky homes, high energy costs for households, inability to keep homes warm against winter, and inability to keep homes cool in summer. Sweden and Finland rank as best performing countries.