May 2019 – Cheetah, Deliverables & reports

[D 7.1 Draft report on policy implications from the micro-level analysis]

Draft report on policy implications from the micro-level analysis


Authors:
Heike Brugger, Antoine Durand, Barbara Schlomann (Fraunhofer ISI)
Marie-Charlotte Guetlein, Corinne Faure, Joachim Schleich, Gengyang Tu
Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
Lorraine Whitmarsh, Colin Whittle (Cardiff University)

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This report is submitted as deliverable 7.1 in the CHEETAH project with the aim of summarizing the policy recommendations derived from the micro-level analysis that was conducted as part of work package 4.

The objective of this report is to summarize the findings and policy recommendations following from the micro-level analysis relying on the CHEETAH survey. The report is designed as a dynamic document, which will be extended as the project proceeds and will eventually also include the recommendations from the meso-level (deliverable 7.2) and the macro-level (deliverable 7.3). 

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

  1. On the micro level, the project provides empirical evidence of household energy-efficiency technology choices and responses to policy employing large-sample household surveys in eight EU member states and micro-econometric analyses based on stated preferences discrete choice experiments 
  2. On the meso level, the project explores the impact of policies affecting household energy efficiency decision-making 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, CHEETAH explores the long-term macroeconomic impacts of changes in micro-economic decision-making and of energy efficiency policy on employment, GDP and exports in the EU up to 2030. 

The report is designed as a dynamic document, which will be extended as the project proceeds and will eventually also include the recommendations from the meso-level (deliverable 7.2) and the macro-level (deliverable 7.3). 

Section 2 provides an overview of the energy efficiency policies which were included in the CHEETAH survey. Their operationalization in the survey is briefly discussed in Section 3. Section 4 summarizes the findings of the discrete choice experiments. The policy implications of these results are derived in section 5. 

The findings of the econometric analysis on the three technologies refrigerators, thermostats and heating systems are reported in detail in deliverable 4.4. and Milestone 3. The findings from the survey experiments on policy acceptability are reported in detail in deliverable 4.5. 

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