• 07 March, 2018

Report on theoretical behavioural framework

Integrated assessment and energy system models are used to produce energy demand projections. While psychology and sociology provide important insights in trying to understand consumer behaviour, taking them into consideration for projections or simulations requires well-crafted micro‐founded economic model. In this report, we propose several frameworks that can be applied in micro‐founded economic model and outline how numerical models can be extended to integrate behavioural features.

  • 18 January, 2018

EU Green Week

The next edition of The EU Green Week will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. As part of the EU Green Week, a a high level conference will.

  • 21 November, 2017

First Newsletter

The first Penny Newsletter is online. The Newsletter presents some highlights from the first year of the PENNY project. It summarizes the main insights from the assessment of energy-efficient policies and interventions, it describes what drives the acceptability of.

  • 16 November, 2017


5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency BEHAVE 2018 will be held from the 5th to the 7th September 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. The conference aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss problems and.

  • 06 July, 2017


The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center which is located in Bonn, Germany. Penny in collaboration with the Virtual Institute Smart Energy (VISE) organized during the conference a side event on "Energy Savings in Housing". The event sheds light on energy saving behaviour of households, applying insights from behavioural sciences, businesses and consumer advice associations. It demonstrates chances and limitations of strategies for lowering energy demand and fostering energy efficiency.

  • 06 July, 2017

15th IAEE European Conference

Between the 3rd to 6th September 2017 the Hofburg Congress Center in Vienna (Austria) will host the 15th IAEE European Conference. The main question of this conference will be: "In heading towards sustainability - is an evolutionary continuous development possible or is a revolution necessary?"

  • 23 June, 2017


The existing literature has largely searched the explanations for low investment in energy efficiency. Two types of barriers are responsible for the low adoption behaviour. A new report has been produced within the PENNY project to discuss how barriers influence energy efficiency choices and which policies proved to be most effective in addressing the specific barriers.