The Energy Community Secretariat established the new Centre for Alleviating Energy Poverty in the Energy Community Contracting Parties ‘ECCP’ (including Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
The Centre will collect data and information on the causes and impact of energy poverty in the ECCP and promote the development of appropriate policies and measures. It will also strengthen the cooperation between energy sector stakeholders, including representatives of government authorities, civil society, private sector and financial institutions.
“Our Contracting Parties have the highest energy poverty rates in the whole of Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic and rapid increase in energy prices have further exacerbated the situation,” said Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat.
The decision to establish the Centre follows the recommendations suggested by the Study on Addressing Energy Poverty in the ECCP, published in December 2021.
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