Funding energy efficiency in low-income households
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
724 486 inhabitants
Fuel poverty - Incentives for local stakeholders and citizens - Information, education
Fuel poverty has become a burning issue for many local authorities. How can they deal with such individual problems? Already in 2005, Frankfurt has set up a very innovative approach by combining labour market policy instruments and a classical home visit. By conducting energy audits the city instructs and motivates low-income households to save energy. Since its first success in Frankfurt, the “Energiesparservice” (energy saving service) has become a nationally widespread project on how to deal with the increasing numbers of fuel poor households.