Greater consideration of energy poverty in energy efficiency policies

In order to combat energy poverty in low-income households more efficiently, this target group should be taken into greater consideration in energy efficiency policies. In a project undertaken for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament, SQ Consult (the Netherlands), the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Germany) and the CITCEA group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Spain) have presented proposals on how to better integrate low-income households into current energy efficiency policies. The study “Energy efficiency for low-income households” describes the positive influence of improving energy efficiency in low-income households and in the economy in general.

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The high costs of energy represent a poverty risk for low-income households, either because they must spend too large a proportion of their income on energy supplies or simply because they can no longer afford to pay for energy. To combat what is known as energy poverty, without losing sight of the overall objectives of energy and climate policy, we need to find the right balance between energy efficiency measures and social policies.

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Why optimization of routes is the great hope of the Smart Cities?

Black Friday, one of those sweet moments of the year for all eCommerce and for the whole chain of shipments later, the visits to the landing page soar and the conversion ratios are triggered like the cork of the cava of some trades celebrating the metrics. All that volume of packages has to reach our customers in some way, it is no longer enough to be happy to confirm the purchase, we must make sure that your experience is the best possible and everything starts because your purchase arrives on time to its destination.

A relatively short time ago it was quite simple to make the deals, but with the rise of online purchases and shipments in a few hours, the logistics sector, and specifically the last mile, is

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beginning to collapse. If the fact that delivery vehicles currently have to visit the same building more than once a day, we add the increase in fuel prices and the restrictions that are being imposed on the circulation of vehicles in urban centers, today more That intelligent route planning is never of crucial importance. Why?

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