Special Issue "Consumers' Behavioral Economics in Energy Transition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2022 | Viewed by 5593
Interests: behavioral economics; environmental economics; energy policy; renewable energy; energy cooperatives; energy finance
Interests: environmental economics; behavioral economics; sustainability; international climate policy
The successful transformation of the energy sector depends not only on the successful development and implementation of sustainable energy technologies but also on changes to consumer energy behavior. Consumer behavior is complex and difficult to capture in traditional economic theories of decision making. Accordingly, a behavioral economics perspective on consumer behavior in the energy transition contributes to a deeper understanding of energy consumption and more effective behavioral interventions.
In order to better understand sustainable consumption, several topics across scientific disciplines deserve more in-depth exploration. These topics include the identification of behaviors that need to be changed (e.g., the adoption of sustainable energy sources and energy-efficient technology, investments in energy efficiency measures, co-ownership in renewable energy), factors that underlie energy-related behavior (e.g., knowledge, motivation, and contextual elements), the design of behavioral interventions to promote sustainable energy consumption, and the effectivity of behavioral interventions in general.
This Special Issue addresses these topics and aims at investigating consumers’ behavioral economics in energy transition. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:
- Analysis and systemization of factors that influence energy consumption;
- Analysis and systemization of factors that influence investment decisions (e.g., in energy efficiency measures, energy infrastructure);
- Differences in energy-related behavior depending on the decision environment (e.g., home vs. work);
- Analysis of energy-related behavior from a neoclassical and behavioral economics perspective;
- Analysis of the design and functionality of technical devices (e.g., smart meters) from a behavioral economics perspective;
- Analysis of energy-related behavior and the political context for behavioral interventions;
- Nudging and boosting strategies to promote energy behaviors ;
- Role changes of end-users in the energy system (e.g., from passive consumers to active prosumers);
- Business models promoting role changes of end-users and changing consumption patterns in the context of these business models;
- The role of community participation, in particular citizen capital participation, for community-wide energy transition and facilitating sustainable development.
Dr. Özgür Yildiz
Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze
Dr. Gabriela Michalek
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- Behavioral economics
- Consumer behavior
- Sustainable behavior
- Decision making
- Energy consumption
- Behavioral interventions
- Demand-side management
- Demand flexibility
- Sustainable energy transition
- Energy efficiency
- Energy finance
- Citizen participation
- Energy cooperatives
- Community energy