Energy Poverty

Dutch speaking chamber on October 2, 2018

The Court of Audit has examined a series of policy instruments implemented by the Flemish authorities in order to fight against energy poverty. It has found that the Flemish policy is well supported, although it includes many optional targets that are difficult to monitor. The measures only partially reach vulnerable households and so far lead too rarely to energy saving works, in particular because landlords have to bear their cost to a large extent, while it is the tenants who benefit. The Court also notes shortcomings in the communication of measures aimed at target groups, which are generally difficult to reach.