Policy recommendations for gender-just policies to reduce energy poverty

As bills skyrocket across Europe, the urgency to address the systemic causes of energy poverty has never been more apparent. Energy poverty has been exacerbated by geopolitical wars in the last year. However, the scandal of indecent housing, fossil fuel addiction and neoliberal energy markets meant that 1 in 4 Europeans were subjected to energy poverty even before the invasion of Ukraine.

This policy recommendations are based on results and experiences from the H2020 EmpowerMed project and the regular screening of the EU frameworks. The focus will be put on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).