Our project takes
on energy poverty

It’s more common
than you think.
1 in every 10 people
suffer from it EU-wide.
Heating or cooling
your home are basic needs.
But many people struggle.
It shouldn’t be this way.
There are solutions to tackle
energy poverty.

About the project

Eleven consumer and research organisations from across the EU are putting together a set of solutions to help people who face energy poverty.

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Consumer organisations from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the UK take part in the Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) project. They are joined by an EU-level consumer organisation and a UK research team.

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Energy bills are on average
going up FASTER
than earnings.

In 2015, the POOREST
10% of the EU’s households spent
10% of their expenditure on energy.


Find out all the latest news from the project and its participants.

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Learn how to advise people who want to better control their energy bills and get out of energy poverty.

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What have we achieved? What works and what doesn’t? All is revealed here as the results come in.

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Have a question? Want to get involved? Not finding what you’re after? Find out who to contact.

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The STEP project ended in May 2022. If you would like to learn about our sister project, visit the CLEAR-X website and click here to subscribe to the CLEAR-X newsletter.

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The STEP project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 847080.