Practical information

Date: Thursday, 23 April
Time: 15.00 – 17.00h
Location: Room 0029, Energy Academy Europe

Adequate warmth, cooling, lighting and the energy to power appliances are essential services needed to guarantee a decent standard of living and citizens’ health. Energy poor households experience inadequate levels of these essential energy services, due to a combination of high energy expenditure, low household incomes and energy inefficient homes.

In the EU many Member States acknowledge the scale of this socio-economic situation and its negative impact translated into severe health issues and social isolation. Is the energy transition a chance to reduce the number of vulnerable energy consumers? Or is this changing energy landscape actually increasing energy poverty? Some even state that the energy transition is a theme for the privileged, while others simply lack the resources to participate.

During this debate we will discuss the financial consequences of the energy transition for low-income households in Europe. And dive into the socio-economic situation described as energy poverty. We invited several experts to debate these topics and to share their expertise and vision for the future.


  • Share your opinion during the debate
  • Ask questions to an expert panel
  • Reflect during the network reception

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This event is a public event organized by the Energy Academy and is defined as an Energy Learning Activity for students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University of Groningen. The Energy Learning Activities are part of the Energy Academy Programme. If students follow 10 Energy Learning Activities and complete 30 ECTS in energy courses at Hanze UAS or University of Groningen, they are eligible for obtaining the Energy Academy Certificate.