HOPE mobilizes talents to counter energy poverty
Categorie(s) : Education, News, Research
Published : 4 December 2018
The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation established the HOPE Chair at GreEN-Er in late September to help counter energy poverty by coordinating the efforts of local government, businesses, researchers, and government agencies. Today, 20% of France’s population suffers from energy poverty*. The consequences of energy poverty can include health problems and social isolation.
The HOPE Chair will take a pragmatic approach to countering energy poverty based on generating ideas that work. The partners will focus on real-world solutions, deepen their understanding of the mechanisms that underpin energy poverty, and support existing initiatives (EU H2020 projects and projects in pioneering countries like the UK and Ireland). Their goal is to innovate, both in terms of technology and in terms of coordinating stakeholders in social welfare, housing, and healthcare.
*Households whose energy bills are more than 10% of their income