ENABLE.EU is currently conducting focus groups in several countries to better understand the energy challenges faced by Europeans and how we can encourage more sustainable energy consumption behaviours.
On August 31st, a pilot focus group on heating was organised at the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris. Participants were welcomed by a professional facilitator, and enjoyed some sweets before delving into the heating challenges that they encounter in their daily life. They then had a lively discussion about how they tackle these challenges.
The ENABLE.EU project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524, 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.