On 26th October 2023 the JP e3s conference "Fostering Changes in energy consuption: a pathway to demand reduction" took place in Padova (Italy). The event was a starting point to stimulate a scientific and interdisciplinary discussion about energy demand reduction, that will culminate in the writing and publication of a White Paper on the topic in early summer of 2024. The Conference was structured in 3 main sessions, corresponding to three different, but complementary, ways of addressing energy demand reduction. Here below are the presentations of each session:
Adel El Gammal (EERA) "Net Zero Growth by 2050"
Yves Marignac (négaWatt group) "The concept and role of sufficiency in fostering a sustainable and just energy transition"
Benjamin Sovacool (Boston University, University of Sussex, Aarhus University) "The sociotechnical dynamics and equity dimensions of energy efficiency, smart meters and smart homes" (presentation not available yet)
Omkar S. Patange (IIASA) "Role of population heterogeneities in energy consumption behaviour"
Daniele Stampatori (EU) "The behavioural dimension of energy customers: A framework to deal with barriers to customer engagement"
Gianluca Carraro (UNIPD) "Energy Communities: what is the impact of members’ habits on fossil fuel consumption?"
Tiina Koljonen (VTT) "Save energy - make it a habit"
Stine Fleischer Myhre (IFE) "Investigation of energy behaviour and behavioural change in the Norwegian energy system based on smart metering data"
Ezilda Costanzo (ENEA) "Cultural audience engagement for the clean energy transition: opportunities and evidence"
Kristina Haaskjold (IFE) "The role of building mass upgrade in the energy system transition -A Norwegian case study"
Ivett Flores (TUB) "A value-based framework from Building Stock Model to Reftrofit Model"
Marina Bertolini (UNIPD) "Renewable energy communities, digitalization and information"
Herbert Zondag (TNO) "The Role and Impact of Energy Efficiency in the Decarbonization of Industry" (presentation not available)
Luciano DE Tommasi (IERC) "Energy efficiency in the commercial rented sector and verification of rebound effect after PV system installation in shopping center in Spain"
Maria Beatrice Andreucci (UNIROMA1) "Promoting reduction of energy demand and climate adaptation through integrated simulation tools and indicators: A recent case study"
Giovanna Cavazzini (UNIPD) "The need of flexibility in the hydropower sector: an European overview"
Vito Di Noto (UNIPD) "Production, distribution and applications of H2 in a clean energy system" (presentation not available)
Tareen Muhammad Umair (ULiège) "A low-demand energy scenario for Europe modelled in PyPSA-EUR"
Romain Mauger (CIIAE) "For an Energy Sufficiency First Principle in EU energy law"