This policy brief from COFACE examines how to address energy poverty from a family-sensitive approach. It highlights the unique challenges faced by single-parent households, women-headed households, intergenerational households, and families with disabled members. It recommends integrated policy solutions to combine energy and social policies, promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, investing in housing measures and public transport, and targeted subsidies for low-income households. By prioritizing the family perspective, EU institutions and national governments can work together to create an inclusive approach to tackling energy poverty, ensuring no family is left without access to affordable, reliable, and sufficient energy services.
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