Today, the Naturgy Foundation announced the winners of the first edition of the Prize for Best Social Energy Initiative which aims to raise the profile of people, organisations and institutions that stand out in the social sector for their energy-related projects.
The study ‘Energy Poverty in Europe: a comparative analysis’, which the Naturgy Foundation is presenting today, calls for the implementation of structural measures with a medium- and long-term impact that involve improved energy efficiency, renewable energies and changes to consumers’ energy habits, with the aim of improving polices to combat energy poverty.
The Hábitat3 Foundation has started renovation works on the iconic Casa Bloc in Barcelona, in which the Naturgy Foundation is collaborating to include energy efficiency measures. The collaboration between both entities will enable 17 properties to be renovated as part of the city’s innovative social housing project.
The foundation works with local authorities and social entities such as Cruz Roja and Cáritas to use its Energy Rehabilitation Solidarity Fund and help combat energy poverty, thereby tackling a structural problem.
Launched last year and forming part of Naturgy’s Energy Vulnerability Plan, this line of action is one of the guidelines contained in the National Strategy against Energy Poverty 2019-2024 that was approved in March this year.
The company is currently working on projects to improve another 460 homes.