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Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency

Objective

The project aims at improving our understanding on behavioural mechanisms in energy efficiency, following an interdisciplinary and broad behavioural 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 use novel data from different European countries to take into consideration institutional and political factors. 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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/windpower
  • /social sciences/psychology/psychotherapy

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-RIA-IA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 612 875

Participants (5)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 712,50
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 286 750
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 94 375
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 125
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments