The Ministers declared that efforts to eradicate energy poverty
must be technology-neutral.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for the implementation of the project for overcoming energy poverty
, agrees with the proposed amount yet demands that in addition to the electricity bill people should also provide documents proving they live on the dole.
Despite less attention paid to the other customer issues in gas and electricity, these aspects, notably definitions of energy poverty
' and greater customer rights, may impact greatly on energy companies.
' affects more than 2 billion people, the majority in developing countries.
The report also looks into energy poverty
, a problem that undermines households' purchasing power and affects the poorest the most because the cheapest accommodation is often the biggest energy guzzler.
Podkrepa's list of proposals also includes the introduction of criteria for energy poverty
Gadonneix said energy poverty
was poised to become a global issue, with 1.3 billion of the world's population lacking access to electricity as developed nations struggle to absorb the impact of the downturn and rising energy costs.
Dubai: Energy poverty
is holding back the potential of people and economies across the globe but concerted efforts by countries can plug impoverished communities into the future, said officials at the World Energy Forum on Monday.
The participants also hailed King Abdullah's initiative for increasing development aid offered by national, regional and international institutions to poor countries to address energy poverty
and help them achieve UN Millennium Development Goal 2, which aims to achieve full-scale worldwide primary education.
"The Government decided to adopt an action plan for dealing with what is known as energy poverty
by way of introducing such social payments for the most impoverished categories of citizens.
In her working document, Eluned Morgan (PES, UK), rapporteur for the directive on the electricity market, calls for the EU to set out a "clear" definition of energy poverty
and member states to submit, to the Commission, energy poverty