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.
*This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement 727524.
ENABLE.EU aims to strengthen the knowledge base for energy transition patterns by analysing existing public participation mechanisms, energy cultures, social mobilisation, scientists’ engagement with citizens. The project will also develop participatory-driven scenarios for the development of energy choices until 2050 by including the findings from the comparative sociological research in the E3ME model. The findings from the modelling exercise will feed into the formulation of strategic and policy recommendations for overcoming the gaps in the social acceptability of the energy transition and the Energy Union plan. Results will be disseminated to relevant national and EU-level actors as well as to the general public.
- Management and coordination;
- Case studies analysis;
- Dissemination and communication;
- Policy analysis;
- Participatory foresight exercise.
At the EUSEW policy conference on 7 June 2018, during a session on "Learning from experience and involving energy-citizens; two ways of improving energy-related policymaking”, Thomas Pellerin-Carlin of the Jacques Delors Institute will present ENABLE.EU’s [...]
One of the ENABLE.EU project’s consortium partners, Jon Stenning of Cambridge Econometrics, recently gave a presentation on “The macro-level and sectoral impacts of Energy Efficiency policies” at a three-day workshop organised by the International Energy Agency [...]
The ENABLE.EU project has just released a comparative analysis of its recently conducted household survey, aimed at addressing public acceptance and attitudes towards the low-carbon energy transition in Europe. This nationally representative survey was conducted [...]
On October 24, 2017, the Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI” conducted an expert round table on “Heating and conditioning in private households and apartment houses in Ukraine: challenges, perspectives and forecasts”. This discussion with [...]
At the recent UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), which took place on November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn, University of Münster (WWU) researchers talked about the ENABLE.EU project as part of a wider discussion regarding energy savings [...]