On October 27, 2020, the European Commission published the Commission's recommendation (EU) 2020/1563 of October 14, 2020, on energy poverty, aimed at the Member States to address the energy poverty situation in which many households find themselves. Europeans as a challenge to the Union.

This recommendation considers energy poverty as the situation in which households cannot access essential energy services, including adequate heating, air conditioning and lighting and energy to operate appliances to preserve a decent standard of living and health, highlighting that in In 2018, according to Eurostat, it was almost 34 million European homes that were unable to heat properly.

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