Energy users’ behaviour is a key factor influencing the way they respond to energy efficiency policies and whether they choose (or not) to adopt energy efficient technologies and services. Therefore, incorporating an understanding of energy users’ behaviour into the design of policies, business models and technologies is crucial for realising energy efficiency goals. Recognising this, behaviour change surfaced as an important subject to boost the impact of energy efficiency policies at the last G20 Energy Ministers’ meeting held on 15 June 2018 in Bariloche (see Communique here).
This one-day scoping workshop brought together members from IPEEC, the IEA and G20 economies – as well as other IOs, research organisations, and advocacy bodies working in this field – to share hands-on experiences and discuss the opportunities for international collaboration on how behavioural sciences can be applied to energy efficiency policies to enhance their effectiveness.
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Mr Masaomi Koyama, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
What is behaviour change in the field of energy efficiency and why is it important?
Prof. David Shipworth, UCL Energy Institute and Vice-Chair IEA Demand Side Management Technology Collaboration Programme
Country and private sector experiences
Mr Yoshihiro Mizutani, Director at Ministry of Environment, Japan, and Mr Ken Haig, Director of Market Development & Regulatory Affairs, Oracle Utilities, Japan
Mr Sean Layerle, Chief Product Officer, Advizzo
Mr Karl Purcell, Behavioural Insights Unit, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Ireland
Mr Andrew Duvall, Transportation Behaviour Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States
Mr Fareed Al Asaly, Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Buildings and Appliances break-out sessions
Prof. Stephane Labranche, Sciences Po Grenoble, France
Mr Gervase Poulden, Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS), UK
Mr Nelson Mojarro, Representative of the Hydrocarbons Fund to Europe and Ms Stephanie Ruíz López, National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE), Mexico
Dr Reuven Sussman, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), United States
Ms Maria Eugenia Bartolomei, MEN, Argentina