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The activities of Euroconsumers are many and varied, ranging from coordinated enforcement actions to partnerships with market players, surveys, European grants projects’ development, market research and international events.

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Electric heat pumps are cheapest low-carbon way to warm your home

Study finds electric heating pumps are cheapest for consumers and urges policy makers to abandon push towards hydrogen boilers

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Study finds electric heating pumps are cheapest for consumers and urges policy makers to abandon push towards hydrogen boilers

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CLEAR-X project breaks down barriers for sustainable home energy solutions

Euroconsumers' Portuguese member Deco Proteste is one of the partners in a major Horizon 2020 project that will put more people at the heart of Europe’s sustainable energy transition

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Euroconsumers' Portuguese member Deco Proteste is one of the partners in a major Horizon 2020 project that will put more people at the heart of Europe’s sustainable energy transition

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CircThread: bringing the circular consumer economy home

Creating green, circular consumer markets means a complete rethink of business as usual. The CircThread project shows what’s possible.

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Creating green, circular consumer markets means a complete rethink of business as usual. The CircThread project shows what’s possible.

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HARP project helps consumers understand home energy retrofits

Energy prices are hitting new heights across the EU, but most consumers are still relying on old and inefficient home energy systems with a high financial and carbon impact. OCU and Deco are part of the multistakeholder HARP project that is testing simple new ways to build consumer understanding of the problem and help them choose new efficient home solutions.

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Energy prices are hitting new heights across the EU, but most consumers are still relying on old and inefficient home energy systems with a high financial and carbon impact. OCU and Deco are part of the multistakeholder HARP project that is testing simple new ways to build consumer understanding of the problem and help them choose new efficient home solutions.

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The BELT project: How to grasp the energy efficiency of domestic household products

Euroconsumers’ members DECO PROTESTE, Organización de Consumidores (OCU), Test-Achats/Test Ankoop, and Altroconsumo are partners of BELT - Boost Energy Label Take up - a key EU project that helps consumers identify the most energy-efficient domestic household product thanks to a new EU energy label.

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Euroconsumers’ members DECO PROTESTE, Organización de Consumidores (OCU), Test-Achats/Test Ankoop, and Altroconsumo are partners of BELT - Boost Energy Label Take up - a key EU project that helps consumers identify the most energy-efficient domestic household product thanks to a new EU energy label.

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The ALEXM project: fighting the supremacy of Big pharma

Euroconsumers is proud to present the ALEXM project of its member organizations Altroconsumo and Test-Achats/Test-Ankoop, raising awareness of the impact of the unethical conduct of pharmaceutical companies on patient’s rights to access affordable healthcare.

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Euroconsumers is proud to present the ALEXM project of its member organizations Altroconsumo and Test-Achats/Test-Ankoop, raising awareness of the impact of the unethical conduct of pharmaceutical companies on patient’s rights to access affordable healthcare.

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How to consume less fuel? MILE21 guides you

Euroconsumers’ members Test Achats/Test Ankoop, Altroconsumo, DECO PROTESTE and OCU together with their MILE21 partners have launched a tool that empowers consumers on sustainability. It compares cars based on their fuel consumption and helps to save fuel.

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Euroconsumers’ members Test Achats/Test Ankoop, Altroconsumo, DECO PROTESTE and OCU together with their MILE21 partners have launched a tool that empowers consumers on sustainability. It compares cars based on their fuel consumption and helps to save fuel.

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CLEAN Project - How to know how ‘clean’ a detergent actually is

Whilst many consumers try to take environmental concerns into account when buying detergents, they sometimes doubt their purchasing decisions. Anyone would feel confused when confronted with a large panoply of detergent green packagings as most claim to be environmentally-friendly. Consumers know that greenwashing exists, but most of the time, they are not provided with the necessary information to differentiate proven claims from misleading ones.

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Whilst many consumers try to take environmental concerns into account when buying detergents, they sometimes doubt their purchasing decisions. Anyone would feel confused when confronted with a large panoply of detergent green packagings as most claim to be environmentally-friendly. Consumers know that greenwashing exists, but most of the time, they are not provided with the necessary information to differentiate proven claims from misleading ones.