We must understand how citizens make energy-related choices if we are to develop efficient policy measures that will lead to more sustainable energy practices
This, the ENABLE.EU project’s primary mission, has never been more important, as can be seen by a number of articles that have come out recently about the project.
The first of these articles was published in Toute l’Europe, a French website that covers European policies and their impacts. It discusses the June 21 workshop, the project in general, how to get people to change their energy consumption, and the role of the EU in facilitating the transition to low carbon. Watch Toute l’Europe‘s video of the workshop below.
Marine Cornelis, an expert in legal and policy developments on energy, consumer protection, energy poverty, and dispute resolution, and a speaker at the June 21 workshop, published an article on her website about the workshop and the project. In it, she talks about its results and how smart metering can influence consumer behaviour.
Finally, the project’s findings are featured in an article by the Lights on Women Initiative of the Florence School of Regulation and on their social media channels. The Florence School of Regulation shares high-quality and relevant academic thinking on EU Energy policy and regulation, while the “Lights on Women” initiative is a platform used to shine a light on women’s expertise, publications, projects, and professional achievements, making their contributions visible to the energy community.
The article gives an overview of the project and its expected impacts, and then goes on to talk about the role gender plays in prosumption.
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.