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Tijn Croon (ESR 11) highlighted the importance to targeted support policies in Dutch national media

Published on 31-01-2022

Fuel poverty is a complex issue and lies between two of RE-DWELL's founding pillars: affordable housing and sustainable housing. As gas prices are surging across Europe, an increasing number of low-income households living in poorly insulated housing are seeing their fuel bills soar. Tijn Croon, ESR at TU Delft, highlighted the importance of targeted support policies in the Dutch national media.


Tijn co-authored an op-ed in De Volkskrant in which he addressed the regressive design of the currently drafted compensation policies in the Netherlands. In the article he referred to best-in-class policies that he had explored during his PhD research (both the British Warm Home Discount as well as the Belgian, French and Spanish social tariffs).


Tijn was also interviewed on NPO Radio 1 about the Dutch government's alternatives to tackle fuel poverty. In this interview he talked about his research career and the secondment he is currently doing at Clarion Housing Group in London.


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