The New Consumer Agenda focuses on:
♻️ The Green Transition
📲 The Digital Transformation
⚖️ Enforcement and redress
🧸 Address vulnerability
🌎 The Global context
to put consumers at the driving seat of the climate transition
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) ran online between 22-26 June 2020 under the theme: ‘Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth’, for which I had the honour to be an ambassador and a speaker in the Energy Poverty session.
What you need to keep in mind about the European Green Deal in terms of social issues and addressing energy poverty
Italian energy consumers deserve better than an overlooked energy poverty policy and suffer from significant gaps in governance. The highly fragmented responses fail to prevent the increase of energy poverty and climate change issues. The current mitigation system is not enough to address the phenomena, and as suggested by the European Clean Energy for All package, efforts should be put in structured energy efficiency and long term consumer empowerment. The first victims of the fragmented responses are the households affected by energy poverty.
Next Energy Consumer founder and executive director. Consultant & policy-shaker.