This final report of the third Work Package within the research project "Energy Sufficiency" develops an integrated energy sufficiency policy package in the field of buildings, with a focus on household electricity consumption. It builds on the insights of previous work within the project. In a first step, governance guidelines for energy sufficiency policies are outlined and a methodology for the analysis and development of energy sufficiency policy approaches is developed. The analysis differentiates between micro and macro levels (individual vs. care economy). In a 7-step approach, an integrated policy package for energy efficiency and sufficiency is developed, and instruments are briefly assessed as to their legal viability. The policy package includes, i.a., amendments to the EU's ecodesign and energy labelling directives, an integrated energy advice, and financial incentives for appliances that enable their sufficient use as well as for resource-efficient services that may replace appliances in the household. In addition, overarching policy approaches (energy company obligation for absolute energy reduction, policies for limiting heated floor areas) are assessed, complementing the policy package.
Johannes Thema, Stefan Thomas, Michael Kopatz, Meike Spitzner, Felix Ekardt:
Energiesuffizienzpolitik mit Schwerpunkt auf dem Stromverbrauch der Haushalte
Abschlussbericht zu Arbeitspaket 3, Projekt "Energiesuffizienz - Strategien und Instrumente für eine technische, systemische und kulturelle Transformation zur nachhaltigen Begrenzung des Energiebedarfs im Konsumfeld Bauen/Wohnen"
(Wuppertal Report no. 9)