Europe faced with extreme heatwaves this summer. The raise of temperatures is coming faster and more intense than researchers expected, raising questions about what to anticipate in the future and particularly to prevent energy poverty. Indeed, energy poverty does not only mean suffering from the cold, but also enduring the heat.
EmpowerMed’s coordinator, Dr. Lidija Živčič, prepared a policy brief on summertime energy poverty for Engager – Energy Poverty Action. After a review of the problem and its consequences, the paper defines policy guidelines and research areas to be implemented as soon as possible. From urban interventions to reduce heat islands in cities to low tech solutions relying more on human than on technology, take note on the urgent measures to be developped !
Upload the policy brief: here.