Behavioural insights for demand-side energy policy and programmes – An environmental scan
Users TCP and IEA (December 2020)
User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Programme
During its first year of activity, the Behavioural Insights Platform of the UsersTCP, with the IEA (International Energy Agency), has developed an environment scan report assessing how behavioural insights have been applied to demand-side energy policy and programmes.
The report discusses the behavioural factors acting as barriers to energy saving behaviours, to the uptake of energy efficient, clean energy technologies and of sustainable mobility options. Analysing over 40 case studies, it provides a snapshot of how energy ministries, regulatory agencies and utilities can leverage behavioural insights to design and implement more effective energy policies and programmes.