Apr 2018 – Briskee, Deliverables & reports

[D 5.2 Draft policy recommendations (micro- and meso level). Revised 20 April 2018.]

BRISKEE draft policy recommendations (micro- and meso level)

Authors:
Sibylle Braungardt, Benjamin Fries, Martin Kreuzer (Fraunhofer ISI)
Joachim Schleich, Corinne Faure, Xavier Gassmann (Grenoble Ecole de Management GEM)Sebastian Forthuber, Michael Hartner, Andreas Müller (TU Wien)

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This report is submitted as deliverable 5.2 in the BRISKEE project with the aim of summarizing th epolicy recommendations derived from the micro-level and meso-level analysis that was conducted as part of work package 2 and work package 3.

The BRISKEE project has the objectives of providing evidence-based input to energy efficiency policymaking by investigating the role of household decision-making on three levels:

1) On the micro level, the project provides empirical evidence on the factors that influence investment decisions for energy efficiency technologies in households, in particular focusing on the role of household preferences for time discounting and risk, accounting for possible differences by technologies, household types, and countries.

2) On the meso level, the project explores 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. The project uses inputs from the micro-level analysis in order to improve the representation of investment decisions in energy demand modelling tools.

3) On the macro level, BRISKEE explores the long-term macroeconomic impacts of changes in microeconomic decision-making and of energy efficiency policy on employment, GDP and exports in the EU up to 2030.

The objective of this report is to summarize the findings and policy recommendations following from the micro-level analysis relying on the BRISKEE survey and the meso-level analysis based on the energy models FORECAST and INVERT/EE-Lab. The report is designed as a dynamic document, which will be extended as the project proceeds and will furthermore include the recommendations from the macrolevel (deliverable 5.3).

Section 2 briefly summarizes the approach taken in the BRISKEE survey. Section 3 summarizes the results and policy recommendations from the micro-level analysis. Section 4 summarizes the mesolevel results and policy implications.

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