On 19 November 2018, the ENABLE.EU team presented research related to energy practices of Europeans and the social acceptability of the energy transition at the Central European Energy Conference 2018 (CEEC XII) in Bratislava.
ISINNOVA’s Stefano Proietti, Emilie Magdalinski, research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Center for Global Studies “Strategy XXI”, Todor Galev, of the Sofia Center for the Study of Democracy, and Mária Csutora, of the Budapest Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, participated in a workshop on the social acceptability of the energy transition until 2050.
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The Energy Union Framework Strategy laid out on 25 February 2015 has embraced a citizens-oriented energy transition based on a low-carbon transformation of the energy system. The success of the energy transition pillar in the Energy Union will hinge upon the social acceptability of the necessary reforms and on the public engagement in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing low carbon energy transitions. The ENABLE.EU project will aim to define the key determinants of individual and collective energy choices in three key consumption areas – transportation, heating & cooling, and electricity – and in the shift to prosumption (users-led initiatives of decentralised energy production and trade). The project will also investigate the interrelations between individual and collective energy choices and their impact on regulatory, technological and investment decisions. The analysis will be based on national household and business surveys in 11 countries, as well as research-area-based comparative case studies.
The ENABLE.EU project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524.