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Addressing Energy Poverty in the Climate Transition: Risks and Opportunities for a Renovation Wave

On May 7, HSP held an online roundtable e-hosted by Ciaran Cuffe MEP (EFA/Greens), which brought together a range of academic speakers, policymakers, and NGO representatives to discuss how energy poverty and climate change can be addressed as joint challenges in the European Green Deal, and particularly in the upcoming Renovation Wave. The EU Green Deal promises to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050 and to “leave no one behind”. The debate was therefore focused on how to deliver on three inter-related challenges: Access to housing: too many people in the EU struggle to access and keep decent housing. This has become one of the defining social challenges of our time as 9% of poor households i