Adults4Future and Energy Poverty
Have you ever heard of the concept of “energy poverty”? Energy poverty is a term used to describe the situation of households that cannot afford sufficient energy services to meet their household needs and/or are forced to spend too much of their income on energy costs in their homes.
According to a report by the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and Equality, 5.9% of the elderly in Spain spend up to a third of their income on household energy costs. In contrast, 34.3% of older people spend less than 1/10 of their income on household energy.
Sapin saw the largest increase in citizens at risk of energy poverty in the EU in 2020. Now, with soaring gas and electricity prices, Madrid is increasingly worried about the impact of climate policies on its most vulnerable citizens. Similar situations are found in many other EU countries, as you can see in this report:
The partnership is committed to work to reverse this situation and provide to our older citizens the tools needed to become more aware of what is happening and be able to act accordingly. The upcoming training course for educators who work with this group of the society will give them the right strategies to do so. Stay tuned!