Energy Diary

Staying warm in Europe

Share of total population unable to keep homes adequately warm in Europe.

A correlation exists for general poverty and those who cannot keep their homes adequately warm. This spikes to 70% in Bulgaria, where winters are quite severe. But the next highest levels for fuel poverty among the poor are in the Mediterranean countries of Cyprus (50.6%), Greece (47.6%) and Italy (44.1%). Portugal, Romania, Poland, Malta, Latvia and Lithuania all have rates above the EU average. Continue reading.