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Reducing Swiss household energy demand: Modeling and assessing non-monetary incentives (information and social norms)
Third-party funded project
Project title Reducing Swiss household energy demand: Modeling and assessing non-monetary incentives (information and social norms)
Principal Investigator(s) Krysiak, Frank Christian
Weigt, Hannes
Co-Investigator(s) Dato, Prudence
Velvart, JoŽlle
Kuhlmey, Florian
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / UmweltŲkonomie (Krysiak),
Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / EnergieŲkonomik (Weigt)
Project start 01.01.2018
Probable end 31.12.2021
Status Completed
Abstract

Reducing energy demand is central to achieve the ES 2050 targets. In this project, we investigate the role of soft incentives (information and social norms) for reducing household energy use. We conduct an empirical analysis based on survey and municipal data covering different types of energy use and different types of households. Based on the results, we develop an agent-based model that is used to assess the aggregate effects of demand-side policies.

Keywords Energy demand, mobility, information, social norms
Financed by Swiss Government (Research Cooperations)
   

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