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Changing Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households

Changing Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households

Objective

Modelling analyses typically suggest that policies accelerating the adoption of energy-efficient technologies (EETs) by overcoming barriers to energy efficiency in the residential sector provide benefits for individual households, the energy system and for society as a whole. Yet, implicit discount rates, employed to reflect households’ decision criteria and response to policy, are disputed in policy and academic circles.

CHEETAH (CHanging Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households) provides evidence-based input to energy efficiency policy design and evaluation, thereby supporting the market uptake of EETs in the EU residential sector. It contributes to the work programme by addressing the interrelations between microeconomic factors, sectoral energy demand and macroeconomic effects, relying on a consistent methodological framework.

CHEETAH:
• Provides empirical evidence on household response to established and new energy-efficiency policies and on factors driving adoption of EETs, accounting for differences across households, technologies, and countries. A multi-country survey (2000 interviews per country) will be carried out and analyzed econometrically
• Assesses the impact of established and new policies energy demand in the EU residential sector until 2030 (meso-level). Established vintage stock energy models will be employed for appliances (FORECAST) and for buildings (Invert/EE-Lab) and linked with an agent-based modelling approach (ABM)
• Explores the macro-level impacts of changes in microeconomic decision-making and energy-efficiency policy on employment, GDP and exports until 2030, relying on simulations with a recognized macroeconomic model for the EU (ASTRA)
• Offers evidence-based recommendations for key energy efficiency policies and input for impact assessments and policy analysis at the three levels of analysis.
• Communicates empirical findings to policy makers, national experts, the re-search community and the general public
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 689 032,50

Participants (6)

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Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Grenoble

France

EU Contribution

€ 272 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 163 925

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 156 406,25

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 116 220

EUROPEAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY EFFICIENT ECONOMY FORENING - ECEEE

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 11 250

BORG & CO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 89 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723716

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 498 708,75

  • EU contribution

    € 1 498 708,75

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany