Slovakia Int. | Pondelok 27.06.2022, Publicistika
Energy poverty is a widespread problem across Europe. According to the European commission, between 50 and 125 million people are unable to afford proper indoor thermal comfort. A common European definition does not exist, but many member states of the EU acknowledge the scale of this socio-economic situation and its negative impact translated into severe health issues and social isolation. The Slovak Academy of Sciences wants to change this. A group of experts is collecting data for the first study of this topic in Slovakia. Dušana Dokupilová researcher of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Prognostic Institute reveals more in the interview. Experts of the Office for Regulation of Network Industries have drafted a new version of the "Concept for the protection of energy-vulnerable consumers". This contains, among other things, concrete proposals for comprehensive and systemic solutions.