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Consumers Leading the EU’s Energy Ambition Response, Expansion

Project description

Guiding households to renewables

Consumers hold the key to the EU's energy transition, making efforts to increase consumer buy-in more important than ever. The EU-funded CLEAR-X project’s overall objective is to help consumers reduce their energy bills by improving the energy performance and comfort of their homes through the investment in renewable energy and sustainable energy (RES), as well as energy-efficient technologies. The project will engage 38 000 consumers in collective purchase campaigns in six target countries, giving them access to lab-tested products, a selected installer, and a trusted third-party contact point throughout their purchase journey. By enabling consumers to adapt their energy consumption behaviour, the project will trigger over 27 million EUR of investments in RES technologies.

Objective

CLEAR-X - Consumers Leading the EU’s Energy Ambition Response, Expansion - is an ambitious extension of a tried-and-tested methodology, designed and developed to address consumers’ needs. The overall objective is to enable consumers to lead the energy transition by investing in renewable energy and sustainable energy (RES) and energy efficient (EE) technologies. It aims to facilitate consumers’ access to household renewables at an affordable price, through the provision of trusted information, collective purchase schemes and an improved regulatory framework. By the conclusion of CLEAR-X, consumers will have improved the energy performance and comfort of their homes and reduced their energy bills in the long term.

The CLEAR-X project will engage 38,000 consumers in collective purchase campaigns in 6 target countries and will trigger over 27M EUR in installations of RES technologies. The project is expected to result in an additional 40 GWh of renewable energy production and trigger 2.15 GWh of primary energy savings within the project duration. Furthermore, the project will help inform a significant number of consumers in the target countries about potential benefits of EE and RES technologies and influence an additional 17,000 consumers to act and save energy.

Building on CLEAR (Intelligent Energy Europe) and CLEAR 2.0 (Horizon 2020), CLEAR-X will expand the proven collective purchase model, by engaging and supporting consumer organisations in Eastern and Southern Europe to launch schemes for their national consumers. Consumer organisations participating in CLEAR 2.0 developed considerable expertise in setting up and running collective purchase schemes and CLEAR-X will draw on this experience, both human and technological, to equip consumer organisations in the target countries with the necessary skills to run collective purchases.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2

Coordinator

BUREAU EUROPEEN DES UNIONS DE CONSOMMATEURS
Net EU contribution
€ 308 500,00
Address
RUE D ARLON 80
1040 Bruxelles / Brussel
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
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Total cost
€ 308 500,00

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