Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123451
Authors: 
Schmidt, Stephan
Weigt, Hannes
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WWZ Discussion Paper 2013/15
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?'
Subjects: 
energy consumption
energy efficiency
energy conservation
economics
sociology
political science
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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