Should rebates target low-income households?

Find the answer on this question among 5 key policy take-aways from the CHEETAH analysis 18 000 households. >> More

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

Empirical evidence for the effectiveness of policies

CHEETAH – Changing Energy Efficiency Technology Adoption in Households – has a strong focus on policy design. Relying on representative choice experiments in 18 000 households in eight EU countries, the micro-level analysis investigates individuals’ responses to policies such as energy labels or subsidies. At the meso- and macro level, CHEETAH explores the effects of individual decision-making and policies on EU residential energy demand and on macro-economic variables until 2030.

CHEETAH will provide empirical evidence for the effectiveness of policies such as energy labels or subsidies for the adoption of energy-efficient technologies in households, relying on representative choice experiments in eight EU countries. Employing engineering-economic and macro-economic models, it also explores the effects of micro-level decision-making and of energy-efficiency policies on EU residential energy demand and on macro-economic variables until 2030.

It is closely linked to BRISKEE, but has a slight different approach in its focus on barriers and directed policy interventions to address these barriers.