On June 7, 2018, Thomas Pellerin-Carlin of the Jacques Delors Institute presented the ENABLE.EU project and its case studies at the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. The first results of our research highlights the gendered dimension of the choice to become a prosumer (i.e. a consumer that also produces part of its energy, for instance thanks to a solar panel), as well the preference users of carsharing systems have for electric vehicles.
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.