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Policy-makers need to look at gender relations when incentivising consumers to produce their own energy at home

FSR Energy&Climate
Jun 12, 2019 · 7 min read

Understanding the importance of socio-cultural drivers in energy choices

Our behaviours are essential but their change needs to be accompanied by adapted infrastructure (e.g. bike paths), economic incentives, regulation and technologies (e.g. thermostats) that help people adopt sustainable behaviours.

The role of gender relations in the decision to produce energy at home

Data: ENABLE.EU, based on 48 households
Data: ENABLE.EU based on 58 prosumer households
Data: ENABLE.EU based on 58 prosumer households

If prosuming is socially perceived as limited to ‘techno-savvy’ middle-class men with a sound financial background, it poses problems for social justice as well as speeding up a needed energy transition.

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