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Mainstreaming best practices in energy demand
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 18-7-2011
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--11-077 Conference Paper
Number of pages: Full text:
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approach to understanding and encouraging transitions towards a sustainable energy system. Current overall unsustainable ‘practices’ are locked into cultural, material, institutional and infrastructural settings. This limits the scope for individual choice and action. Even when actions are taken on individual or project level, they often remain stand-alone niche experiments and little further diffusion takes place. This paper addresses this problem by investigating how new more sustainable practices in the field of energy demand at the micro level can become mainstream and how energy demand side management projects can encourage this.

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