Affordable and clean heating for all – Feantsa study published

In many parts of Europe, especially in East-Central Europe, a large proportion of the population uses solid fuels for heating. While this provides independence from utility bills, it also poses challenges, particularly in terms of affordability, labour and time-intensive heating, air pollution and health impacts.

However, switching to cleaner heating options does not just mean replacing outdated stoves; it often requires structural upgrades, insulation improvements and renewal of electrical systems – a hurdle that many low-income households find difficult to overcome as they are excluded from mainstream financial schemes. Their latest workshop addressed these challenges, bringing together professionals working with solid fuel users to explore viable options and solutions in the heart of Europe, in light of updated EU legislation.
At the Feantsa workshop and in the study, Adrienn Tóth, sustainability expert at the Hungarian Energy Efficiency Institute, reported on the energy poverty mapping in Mátra-Terénye led by MEHI.  Read the Feantsa report here.


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