Book Chapter Details
Mandatory Fields
Fahy, F. and Goggins, G.
2019 June
Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implications for policy, planning and practice
Introduction to energy demand challenges in Europe
Palgrave Pivot
Optional Fields
Energy policy; Europe; Horizon 2020; Interdisciplinary; ENERGISE
This opening chapter calls for greater attention to energy demand challenges in Europe. It argues that many obstacles and opportunities in achieving the so-called energy transition are social and cultural in nature and require interdisciplinary solutions that go beyond efficiency approaches. We provide an overview of the ENERGISE project that aims to achieve greater understanding of the social and cultural influences on household energy use, and to develop appropriate responses and recommendations for policy-makers, practitioners and future academic research. The chapter concludes with a brief summary of the structure of this book, including an introductory overview of how energy demand challenges are understood, and how this relates to the types of solutions that are proposed in each of the ten European countries studied.
Grant Details
Horizon 2020 GA number 727642
Publication Themes
Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Environment, Marine and Energy