The downsides of incentives and how to overcome them

By: Van Der Werff, E., Thogersen, J., Bruine De Bruin, W.

In: IEEE Power and Energy Magazine (2018)
doi: 10.1109/MPE.2017.2759884

Abstract. To combat climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) calculated that greenhouse gas emissions in the energy domain should be reduced by 90%, compared to 2010 emissions, between the years 2040 and 2070. In Europe, residential households consume about a quarter of total energy used (excluding the energy that is embodied in products). To contribute to the carbon emission reduction targets set by the IPCC , households need to reduce their fossil energy use.