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STEP project underway: Consumer organisations team up to tackle energy poverty

23 September 2019

ADE is participating in the project through its research department, ACE Research, which has a reputation for high quality work in the areas of policy research and evaluation

STEP’s overall objective is to alleviate energy poverty by encouraging behavioural change and low-cost energy efficiency solutions among consumers in or at risk of energy poverty through trusted, tailored advice.

#STEP is an ambitious project, where 9 consumer organisations from the UK (Citizens Advice and ACE Research), Portugal (DECO), Bulgaria (BNAAC), Cyprus (CCA), Slovakia (SOS), Czech Republic (dTest), Poland (FK), Lithuania (ALCO) and Latvia (LPIAA) have teamed up to reach out and help improve the lives of people who struggle to pay their energy bills. 

Through advice, training modules and low-cost measures, these organisations will help low income consumers reduce their energy bills and improve their comfort, health and well-being.

The project is coordinated by BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation (Belgium). An eleventh organisation (ADE Research) is participating in the project and provides its research skills to quantify the energy savings reached and the impact of STEP measures on climate change mitigation.

How to stay in touch

We will publish various studies over the course of the project. We will also provide training modules on energy efficiency which are free, highly replicable and translated into the project languages. Stay in touch and sign up to our newsletter to see this projects’ next deliverables.

The STEP project started in June 2019 and has a timeline of 2.5 years to deliver energy savings to vulnerable consumers.

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