ACTOR-RELATED SCENARIOS USE LESS ENERGY WITH LOWER GHG EMISSIONS (MESO LEVEL ANALYSIS)

At the meso level, the project explored the impact of time discounting and risk preferences, and the impact of policies affecting those factors on technology diffusion and energy demand in the residential sector in Europe up to 2030. In order to derive results, which reflect real world observations, the modelling procedure heavily depends on the calibration of parameters. In previous modelling, this was done based on expert guesses and the interpretation of data provided by literature in previous projects. BRISKEE, however, is using data from the BRISKEE survey. In a so-called New Actor-related Policies scenario additional economic energy saving potentials are realised. This scenario integrates findings from the micro-level analysis and assumes that policy measures are applied that affect the discount rates and decision behaviour of individual households.

Figure: Comparison of final energy for the EU residential sector (sum of buildings and appliances) in the BRISKEE scenarios. The intensified scenario assumes intensified but the same measures as in the current scenario. The Actor-related scenario takes BRISKEE findings into account.

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