Behavioural issues need to be considered in all aspects of the energy transition, from improving awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energies, to making sure that technologies are easy to use, and that financial decisions can be made in a wellinformed manner.
The challenge is to consider how real people react to everyday decisions and situations, how they plan in the long-term, and how they therefore make investment decisions.
Post date: 11 Feb 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (SHAPE-ENERGY) is a €2m investment through the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Specifically, it represents a new European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH).
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
The project “Energiewende twinning towns” is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and carried out by the Renewables Energies Agency and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform. It aims at deepening or initiating exchanges between cities or communities that intend to cooperate in the renewable energy field.
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
The concept of energy sufficiency is gaining increasing attention as a potentially promising approach to mitigating climate change. However, there is no single agreed definition of energy sufficiency. Some authors consider energy sufficiency to be a particular level of energy service consumption that is consistent with human well-being and environmental limits
Post date: 14 Jan 2019
Implementation of energy efficiency measures in schools and kindergartens, besides leading to energy savings and reduction of environmental pollution, would also improve the conditions in which children spend much of their time. More so, it would also develop their awareness of the importance of energy efficiency and sustainable development, making them future leaders of the energy transition process, was the message conveyed at the 6th meeting of the Serbian Parliamentary Energy Policy Forum (PFEPS), held under the title Energy Transition for Serbia.
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
The project STUNNING aims at building up a stakeholder community around a Renovation Hub designed as a knowledge sharing platform, providing information on innovative solutions for building renovation and novel business models for their adoption and large scale replication. The provided solutions involve affordable and adaptable refurbishment packages, taking into consideration the whole renovation value chain.
Post date: 3 Dec 2018
The human dimension plays a complementary role to technology and innovation in delivering the full energy efficiency potential required to achieve the world’s energy and environmental goals.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
An immersive and interactive workshop at the Nordic Edge conference late September shone the spotlight on how European project teams can get their message across to citizens.
Post date: 15 Nov 2018
The STARDUST partners from Trento participated at the local Museum of Science for the 2018 European Researchers’ Night by demonstrating the science behind smart cities
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Across Europe citizens are being put centre stage in efforts to move towards a more sustainable and liveable built environment. How are EU-funded projects embracing this citizen engagement as they innovate?
Post date: 24 Oct 2018