Programme to reduce energy poverty in the Czech Republic

In recent years, household expenditures on energy consumption have  significantly increased. Consequently, the number of households that  cannot afford to keep their homes adequately warm in winter or  adequately cool in summer has increased as well. Such households are  affected by energy poverty.

The main goal of the paper  is to examine existing approaches to energy poverty including energy  poverty indicators and to compare system of support for energy poor  households in the Czech Republic and in the United Kingdome. Another  goal is to describe the most endangered types of households needing  government support and to draft possible measures and programme to  minimise the impact of energy poverty. The energy poor households that  need government support were detected based on aggregated statistics of  Housing Budget Survey and a comparison of the current situation.  According to th introduced model, the number of households under energy  poverty is 16% in the Czech Republic.

Existing support  programmes were examined to determine their potential use. The main  conclusion of the paper involves appropriate next steps and future  programmes designed to reduce energy poverty in the Czech Republic.

Authors: Jiří Karásek, Jan Pojar

The whole article you can find at Energy Policy journal (Volume 115, April 2018, Pages 131-137)

Published at:    4.7.2018