|Contact persons||Marlyne Sahakian (UniGe)|
|Keywords||Energy consumption initiatives, energy cultures, social practices, living lab|
|Disciplines||Sociology, geography, environmental studies, energy studies|
|Unit of observation||Energy initiatives aimed at households|
|Number of observations||1,067|
|Period||approx. past 15 years to present|
|Geographical space||30 European countries|
|Data collection method||systematic criteria-guided classification|
|Data availability||Open access|
Publications and working papers
ENERGISE project relevant publications.
This database displays over 1000 Sustainable Energy Consumption Initiatives (SECIs) that corresponds to the ENERGISE definition of household oriented sustainable energy consumption initiatives. The map shows the national origin of the SECIs and you can explore the content and objectives of each SECI by clicking on individual countries. Filters are provided so that you can search by scale, country and problem framing. Of the four overall categories for problem framing, the most popular are: “Changes in Individuals’ Behaviour” and “Changes in Technology”. Less common are the other two categories: initiatives involving "Complex Interactions" between practices and actors, or changes that affect "Everyday Life Situations". As the ENERGISE team's research reveals, only a small number of the SECIs reviewed are in these two last categories. Switzerland is particularly innovative in this respect, with 28,6 % initiatives that take into account "Complex Interactions" and 35,7 % that concern changes to "Everyday Life Situations". The higher amount of innovative SECIs may be the result of an increase in funding for energy-related research in recent years, often action-research inspired and based on collaborations with utility companies, cities, associations and other actors. Please note that ENERGISE does not endorse any of the enterprises listed. If you would like your energy initiative to be listed, please contact us.