Feb 2019 – Cheetah, Working papers, Deliverables & reports
[D4.5 Scientific working paper on factors driving household acceptance of energy-efficiency policies]
Scientific working paper on factors driving household acceptance of energy-efficiency policies
Lorraine Whitmarsh, Colin Whittle (Cardiff University)
Corinne Faure, Marie-Charlotte Guetlein, Joachim Schleich, Gengyang Tu (GEM)
Review: Elisabeth Dütschke, Fraunhofer ISI. 28 February 2019.
This scientific working paper is submitted as Deliverable 4.5 in the CHEETAH project. 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:
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.
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.
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.
This Deliverable builds on our review of the literature on policy responses and policy acceptance (D3.3) and, including measures employed in the household survey (D4.3), reports on findings from a choice experiment conducted within four EU member states on factors shaping citizen support for energy efficiency policies.
This report consists of four sections:
- Chapter 2 provides the background to the experiment and reviews relevant literature on policy response and policy acceptance.
- In Chapter 3, the choice experiment methodology and measures are described.
- Chapter 4 then presents results of the choice experiment.
- Chapter 5 outlines conclusions and implications from the research.