QUIZ: 15 000 households in
eight countries …

… told us about their energy efficiency purchasing. Can you guess how they answered? Take our quiz and learn more about consumer investment behaviour in the EU. Take the quiz here!

CHEETAH final conference
26 November, Brussels

Final CHEETAH conference on 26 November (afternoon). Learn more about household investment behaviour and how effective policies can be framed. Programme to be published in October. >> more

FROM EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE TO DEEPER INSIGHTS

BRISKEE analysed European household investment behaviour through a large survey of 15,000 households in eight EU countries, providing empirical evidence of the factors underlying the implicit discount rates and their relation with household adoption of energy-efficient technologies, allowing for differences across households, technologies and countries. Accounting for these factors, BRISKEE models the diffusion of energy efficient technology and energy demand in the EU residential sector until 2030, and the macro-level impacts of changes in microeconomic decision-making and energy efficiency policy. The follow-up project CHEETAH covers the same countries, but with different technologies and with a different approach. Thus, the results are linked but the approaches are complementary.

BRISKEE represents cutting-edge agent-based modelling on EU residential efficiency investments. Some conclusions:

SHOULD REBATES TARGET ONLY LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS?

Find the answer on this question among 5 key policy take-aways from the CHEETAH analysis of an 18 000-household in-depth survey. >> More