Changing Household Energy Usage: The Downsides of Incentives and How to Overcome Them

van der Werff, E., Thogersen, J. & de Bruin, W. B., Feb-2018, In : IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. 16, 1, p. 42-48 7 p.

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To combat climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that greenhouse gas emissions in the energy domain should be reduced by 90%, compared to 2010 emissions, between the years 2040 and 2070. In Europe, residential households consume about a quarter of total energy used (excluding the energy that is embodied in products). To contribute to the carbon emission reduction targets set by the IPCC , households need to reduce their fossil energy use.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Power and Energy Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2018



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