• 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 fossil energy saving measures and the hidden motivations behind energy-saving and initiatives to reduce energy-use.

  • 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.

  • 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

Report on Assessment of Energy-Efficient Policies and Interventions

Two types of barriers are responsible for the low adoption behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. Barriers that are external to the decision maker and mainly depend on institutional settings. These are capital market failures, information problems, as well as financial and technological risks. Second, internal barriers that cannot be easily changed, because they relate to preferences and behaviour.