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Strengthening the EU response to energy poverty

Energy poverty in the European Union poses a distinct challenge across member states and requires tailored, targeted action. EU policymakers need to strengthen the response to energy poverty and engender action across member states, moving beyond the focus on vulnerable consumers in energy markets.

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Acknowledgements

The research in this paper benefited from funding provided through the FP7 INSIGHT_E project (www.insightenergy.org, EC grant agreement no. m612743) and collaboration with the members of the consortium.

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Correspondence to Audrey Dobbins.

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Fig. 1: Vulnerability to energy poverty across EU member states in 2016.