Energy Poverty and Energy Communities' status
In Croatia, there is no definition of a vulnerable consumer, nor there are methods for defining and monitoring energy poverty; however, there is a public policy in place, which concerns (in part) vulnerable consumers. Croatia has a very inefficient building stock from the 70s and 80s, when energy prices were highly regulated. There is also a problem (e.g. in Osijek) of non-efficient post-90s-conflict (fast rebuilt) building stock. More than a quarter of the households in Croatia face problems paying energy bills, and this number is increasing. 9.9% of households are not sufficiently heated. Some community energy projects have been implemented, but there are no state incentives, whilst energy cooperatives face many legal barriers. Energy Poverty is defined in the new energy efficiency legislative framework, targeted by two measures in the 4th National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (2017-2019) and the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan.
At a glance
What citizens can do
Find out your own assessment and customised tips in the toolkit section. Train to become an energy supporter or mentor and help others in your community to tackle energy poverty. Find out more about the project’s collaborations with Croatian municipalities. Help us increase out outreach for a fairer and cleaner future.