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Vote for Monica Guiteras Blaya for the sustainable Energy Awards 2021 – Woman in Energy

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EmpowerMed team is proud to announce that our colleague, Mὸnica Guiteras Blaya from Enginyeria Sense Fronteres, ESF (Engineers without borders Catalonia), is one of three finalists shortlisted for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2021 in the Woman in Energy category! The award recognises outstanding activities… Read More »Vote for Monica Guiteras Blaya for the sustainable Energy Awards 2021 – Woman in Energy

Tackling Energy Poverty through Collective Advisory Assemblies and Electricity and Comfort Monitoring Campaigns

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The present work aims to describe and analyze the results of the interventions carried out in the Barcelona pilot site of the EmpowerMed project. The overall objective of EmpowerMed is to tackle energy poverty and to help improve the health of people in coastal areas… Read More »Tackling Energy Poverty through Collective Advisory Assemblies and Electricity and Comfort Monitoring Campaigns

Finally online our first EmpowerMed paper on an intersectional perspective of energy poverty

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Women and women-led households are disproportionately affected by energy poverty – a condition that worsens gender inequality, exacerbated by age, class and ethnic background among other factors. It is crucial to take a closer look at the relationship between energy poverty and gender. EmpowerMed’s just… Read More »Finally online our first EmpowerMed paper on an intersectional perspective of energy poverty

Entela’s testimonial, energy auditor volunteer, who empower households and individuals facing energy poverty (Albania)

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Municipality of Vlora (Albania) – In Albania, many households have seen their incomes decrease due to covid-19. Milieukontakt and its partners are working with households to empower and help them tackle energy poverty, and cope with their electricity bills while their incomes have decreased. Entela,… Read More »Entela’s testimonial, energy auditor volunteer, who empower households and individuals facing energy poverty (Albania)

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Agreement with Endesa will free more than 35,000 vulnerable families from their debts on electricity bills (Catalonia)

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Article suggested by our partner ESF (Enginyeria Sense Fronteres / Barcelona) Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) – A recent agreement with authorities obliges multinational company Endesa to write off more than 28 million euros of debt in Catalonia. This represents 73% of the households debt accumulated since 2015.… Read More »Agreement with Endesa will free more than 35,000 vulnerable families from their debts on electricity bills (Catalonia)

EmpowerMed project presented in the ‘Making decarbonisations fair’ conference

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As part of the efforts to raise awareness about the gender dimensions of energy poverty in Europe, EmpowerMed was featured in the ‘Making decarbonisations fair’ conference last March 1st, 2021. Project partners Katharina Habersbrunner (Women Engage for a Common Future, WECF) and Sergio Tirado Herrero… Read More »EmpowerMed project presented in the ‘Making decarbonisations fair’ conference