What is it about?
You may well be aware of it. We are seeing a gradual move away from satisfying our energy needs from fossil fuels to an energy system based on environmentally-friendly renewable energies and high energy efficiency. In the political jargon, that is known as the ‘energy transition’.
But what does that mean for our use of and expenditure on household energy and public and private transport? Now that is a key question we've been looking at during the course of this project.
At the core of our project are people whose interests are often not properly represented in political debates. We want to make sure that they are also heard.
For that precise purpose, debates were held in nine European countries involving over 900 citizens and 150 experts from all over Europe. The end result is a series of national reports and a European report. They offer insights into what these vulnerable groups think about the energy transition and set out recommendations for the development of and communication about fair energy transition policies. National and EU legislators will be asked to take these recommendations into account in the policy-making and communication process. Our ultimate aim is encapsulated in the name of our project: A Fair Energy Transition for All.
A fair Energy Transition for all – how to get there? These are our Belgian policy-recommendations based on dialogues with vulnerable citizens and experts.