A highly efficient demand-side production of energy services is a major pre-condition for a sustainable economy. The core objective of this research project is to analyse the potential for energy efficiency increases of major demand-side conversion technologies for the provision of electricity based energy services. This analysis will be conducted in a dynamic context until 2030 (plus outlook to 2050) basing on an economic, energetic and ecological evaluation and identifying technologies of highest priority for the increase of efficiency. Internationally implemented energy policies and instruments as well as barriers to the realisation of saving potentials are analysed and strategies to reduce the barriers are developed. Moreover, scenarios (BAU, Best Policy and Least-Cost Scenario) in view of the achievement of the EU-targets for 2020 are worked out and economically valuated.
The targeted major results of this project are: