Fight the energy poverty in Catalonia

On July 3, from 18.30 to 21 h, the House Orlandai Cultural Center hosted the sample of projects to combat energy poverty. The activity included a small snack and was energized with a show of Cuncurulla - Table Circus.

Access to energy is linked to the welfare of people. The growth of poverty, indebtedness of the population to face high housing prices, rising price of electricity, gas and water and the precariousness of the energy performance have led many people encounter difficulty or inability to keep your home under appropriate conditions of temperature at a fair price. So far the problem has been addressed corrective manner, ie, families who could not cope with the bills going to services or social organizations requesting financial aid. Although this has served to pay many bills, these actions have not solved the problem. The growing number of cases has energy poverty in an emergency.

To search for strategies to combat it, from The Sun Factory organized a sample project where we invite:

Joana Mundó and Oriol Travesset the Fuel Poverty Group, an initiative of Ecoserveis-ABD to form on energy to social workers and educators.

Lorenzo Torres of Hand Me Another Brick, a project where a group of volunteers rehabilitated homes of people who are in situations of residential exclusion.

Eva Herrero, from the table of energy poverty and energy audits of Terrassa, a project that seeks to make a thousand energy audits with the goals of reducing consumption and energy costs and develop collaborative actions between social and professional agents municipal services .

Mercè Vidal, of the Alliance against energy poverty, a civic platform that wants to ensure access to services and avoid indiscriminate cuts light through political struggle.

Ares Gabas also spoke of the proposal of the technical working groups of urban services and infrastructure Valverde del Mar Municipal Social Services City of Barcelona.