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Regions at Risk of Fuel Poverty

The ReRisk project is aiming at obtaining a clearer view of how the increase of energy prices might affect different types of region in Europe, and which policy options are available to regions in order to cope with this challenge.

This research project is further aiming at creating typologies of regions already identified in other projects looking for regional similarities and differences in Europe, and adding a "fuel poverty risk profile" to the already available information on spatial trends.

An important effort will be carried out to include other dimensions in the regional analysis in order to define a regional typology that is relevant for energy-related questions, drawing on criteria that have been analyzed in previous projects, and linking to data on the energy production and consumption in the European regions with their spatial characteristics, as well as additional socioeconomic and environmental indicators.