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dc.contributor.authorWüstenhagen, Rolfen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchleich, Joachimen_US
dc.contributor.authorRennings, Klausen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeinzle, Stefanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrohmann, Bettinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:26:41Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:26:41Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27631-
dc.description.abstractThe focus of the paper is on the individual decision of energy consumers, and it's relation to sustainable consumption. Consumer behavior is based on individual decisions, but it depends largely on supply-side measures and an appropriate infrastructure (e.g. the availability of energy-efficient household equipment) and on socio-political factors (e.g. if systems of emissions trading or eco-labels exist). We derive some hypotheses on the determinants of sustainable energy consumption in residential buildings from a review of the empirical literature on the diffusion of energy efficient activities. While there is agreement on a lot of factors, the role of environmental attitudes and environmental behavior remains uncertain. Thus research needs are derived respectively. Finally, we specify these hypotheses for three specific technologies of sustainable energy consumption: Domestic appliances, micro-power and green electricity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 09-013en_US
dc.subject.jelQ01en_US
dc.subject.jelQ41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSustainable consumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumer behaviouren_US
dc.subject.keyworddomestic appliancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro-poweren_US
dc.subject.keywordgreen electricityen_US
dc.titleWhat's Driving Sustainable Energy Consumption? A Survey of the Empirical Literatureen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn594927730en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7538-
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