Methodology Report Energy Poverty Monitor

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Energy poverty is defined as a household’s lack of access to (affordable) energy supplies. It refers to households whose financial situation and poor condition of their houses prevent them from maintaining a healthy indoor climate. It also refers to households that cannot (financially) keep up with the energy transition, making energy poverty a wide-ranging phenomenon. In 2022, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy requested Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and TNO to develop an Energy Poverty Monitor. The result of this request is a structural Energy Poverty Monitor, which publishes annual figures covering two years ago, an annually updated micro database for in-depth analyses and a calculation with previous year estimates to provide a more up-to-date overview of energy poverty.
This methodology report describes the operationalisation of the indicators included in the monitor and the underlying calculations.