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Mandatory Fields
Research Report
John E. Morrissey, Stephen Axon, Rosita Aiesha, Joanne Hillman, Alexandra Revez, Breffní Lennon, Niall P. Dunphy, Mathieu Salel, Eva Boo
2016
October
Identification and Characterisation of Energy Behaviour Change Initiatives
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Behaviour change; Policy analysis; Energy Practices
With reference to several case studies across Europe, this deliverable has provided insights on success factors and commonly encountered barriers to energy behaviour change initiatives. Through an evaluation of a number of identified and characterised initiatives across the UK, Ireland, Spain, France and Italy, energy behaviour change initiatives are noted as being the ‘holy grail’ of sustainability which have the potential to influence the ways in which people use technologies as part of their everyday practices (Jackson, 2005). It is well noted that behaviour, practices and culture constitute a powerful human factor in the energy system; in particular the interactions between technologies, practices and norms that lock individuals in to certain patterns of (often inefficient) energy use. The result has been an increasing focus in behaviour change research, particularly on the social contexts in which people live, the routines they shape, and the extent to which people feel empowered to change them. This deliverable has identified, and characterised, a series of behaviour change initiatives, indicating the factors contributing to their relative success in influencing energy actions. The projects reviewed here illustrate a snapshot of current practices in this area, and while these projects do not represent an exhaustive list, it is from these understandings that a number of conclusions can be drawn.
H2020 project
ENTRUST
10.5281/zenodo.3479377
Grant Details
Horizon 2020
Grant Agreement No 657998