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A Review on Energy Consumption from a Socio-Economic Perspective: Reduction through Energy Efficiency and Beyond

Schmidt, Stephan and Weigt, Hannes. (2013) A Review on Energy Consumption from a Socio-Economic Perspective: Reduction through Energy Efficiency and Beyond. WWZ Discussion Papers, 2013 (15).

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Abstract

Abstract: Reducing energy demand and increasing energy efficiency are seen as major elements of the ongoing transformation of energy systems in multiple national and international programs like the EU 20-20-20 targets. Despite the predominately socio-economic nature of energy demand such interdisciplinary viewpoints – albeit on the rise – are still the minority within energy related research. In this paper we provide a review on energy demand both from an economics and a social science perspective. In particular, we aim to identify potential fields for combined socio-economic research efforts oriented at three questions: ‘What drives energy demand?’, ‘Why do consumers behave the way they do?’ and finally ‘How can (end user) energy consumption be influenced?’
Faculties and Departments:06 Faculty of Business and Economics > Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Professuren Wirtschaftswissenschaften > Energieökonomik (Weigt)
12 Special Collections > WWZ Publications > WWZ Discussion Papers and Working Papers
UniBasel Contributors:Weigt, Hannes and Schmidt, Stephan
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:WWZ, University of Basel
Number of Pages:35
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
Language:English
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  • handle: RePEc:bsl:wpaper:2013/15
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