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    Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency

    The project aims at improving our understanding on behavioral mechanisms in energy efficiency, following an interdisciplinary and broad behavioral science approach. The project will provide an empirical and numerical assessment of the psychological, social, economic and financial factors that influence energy efficiency in the residential and industry sectors by paring with energy utilities and retailers in different European countries, the project will conduct scientific experiments (A/B testing) which will enhance the design of policies aiming at maximizing energy efficient behaviors. The project will analyze consumers’ behavior related to the consumption of energy, the investment in energy efficient products, as well as the renovation of buildings. Finally, ex ante assessment will be executed using improved energy economy models, which will generate quantitative information with regard to expected impacts of EU and global policies.

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.09.2016- 31.08.2019
    Website http://www.penny-project.eu/
    Funding source EC H2020 - Research and innovation actions
    Project number 723791
    Keywords Energy Efficiency; Behavioural Sciences; A/B Testing; Impact Assessment


    Begleitung des Monitoring-Prozesses "Energie der Zukunft" für das BMWi

    Project status definitely finished
    Project time 01.03.2015- 30.06.2017
    Website http://www.bmwi.de/DE/Themen/Energie/Energiewende/monitoring-prozess.html
    Funding source Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen
    Keywords Monitoring-Prozess Energie der Zukunft; Energiewende; Experten-Kommission; Stellungnahme


    Expertenpanel zu ökonomischen Grundsatzfragen der Transformation des Energiesystems im Rahmen der jährlich stattfindenden „Eberbacher Klostergespräche"

    Project status in progress
    Project time since 04.09.2015
    Keywords Energiewende; Strommarkt-Design; Transformation