Fighting Energy Poverty - S&D Manifesto

An EU Framework to Fight Energy Poverty.

We call for the adoption of a broad and common definition of energy poverty and for the Commission to propose a dedicated Communication and an action plan to tackle energy poverty.

We call for EU-wide collection of data on energy poverty to target assistance for energy-poor citizens as efficiently as possible and for Energy Union governance to include objectives and reports from Member States on energy poverty.

We call on the Commission to step up support for the Covenant of Mayors, as a tool to facilitate the exchange of best practice between local authorities, regions and Member States and to inform local authorities of financial support available.

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