Changing Energy Demand:Concepts, metaphors and implications for policy

Cass, Noel Flay and Shove, Elizabeth Anne (2017) Changing Energy Demand:Concepts, metaphors and implications for policy. Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED.

PDF (Cass and Shove 2017 Changing energy demand - Concepts, metaphors and implications for policy)

Download (312kB)


Meeting the UK’s 80% carbon reduction targets (HM Government, 2008) depends on reducing energy demand, of that there is no doubt. There is much less clarity about the types of changes this entails, or how these might come about. This cross-cutting DEMAND research insight reviews alternative methods of conceptualising and steering changes in energy demand. Each of the five approaches we describe has practical consequences – favouring, or cautioning against specific types of policy intervention. Before outlining these strategies we begin with a few words on the fundamental meaning of ‘energy demand’, that is, on what it is that is or ought to be changing.

Item Type:
Monograph (Working Paper)
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
15 Jan 2019 15:50
Last Modified:
22 Nov 2022 15:22