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)

2017 eceee Summer Study paper: Are current policies promoting a cha...