Dec 2018 – Cheetah, Deliverables & reports

[D 4.4 Working Paper on the role of policies and key factors for household stated adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the EU]

Working Paper on the role of policies and key factors for household stated adoption of energy-efficient technologies in the EU (D4.4)

Authors: Marie-Charlotte Guetlein, Corinne Faure, Joachim Schleich,
Gengyang Tu. Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). 29 December 2018.
Review: Heike Brugger, Fraunhofer ISI

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This report is submitted as Deliverable 4.4 in the CHEETAH project. Based on the CHEETAH survey, it presents the findings of the discrete choice experiments (DCE) carried out for refrigerators in eight EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). In particular, Deliverable 4.4 focusses on the role of energy labels and rebates for A+++-labelled refrigerators. In addition, the analyses consider the effects of household income on the effectiveness of rebates, and of energy literacy on the effectiveness of energy labels. Since Deliverable 4.4. allows household response to policies to vary by household characteristics, it also fulfils one of the key objectives of CHEETAH. Deliverable 4.4 is organized as follows: The literature review in Section 2 surveys the existing empirical literature on the role of energy labels and rebates for appliances, summarizes findings of DCEs for household appliances, and takes stock of previous work analysing the role of income and energy literacy on household adoption of energy-efficient technologies (EETs). The methodology Section 3 briefly presents the CHEETAH survey, describes in detail the DCE for refrigerators, presents the items capturing energy literacy in the survey, and depicts the econometric models employed to analyse the DCE and the correlates of energy literacy. Results are presented in Section 4. The final Section 5 concludes and discusses policy implications.

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