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On 2 February 2022, Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, discussed the massive increase in energy prices with the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee. Simson expects energy prices to remain high and volatile in the short-term, but regards investments in energy efficiency as the key to solving the problem in the medium to long-term. The AK calls for setting up an Energy and Climate Aid Fund, in order to offer financial support to energy-poor households and to facilitate their participation in a climate-neutral future.