Are current policies promoting a change in behaviour, conservation and sufficiency?
May 2017 – Other papers, General policy
An analysis of existing policies and recommendations for new and effective policies
Traditionally many energy efficiency policies have targeted and promoted efficient technologies, which do not always guarantee energy savings and/or are not enough to reach the ambitious energy and climate targets. New policies are needed to influence consumer behaviour and lifestyle, and the concept of sufficiency has to be introduced in future energy efficiency policy design. (Paolo Bertoldi 2017, eceee Summer Study paper)
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The energy sufficiency library
eceee's energy sufficiency library contains all concept papers, workshop reports and presentations from the Energy Sufficiency project. It also highlights relevant reports from other sources to help you dig deeper and better understand what sufficiency might mean for you and our society.