Re-materialising energy use through transparent monitoring systems

Burgess, J and Nye, M (2008) Re-materialising energy use through transparent monitoring systems. Energy Policy, 36 (12). pp. 4454-4459.

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Abstract

This paper reviews the effect of transparent energy monitoring systems on the purchasing, production and energy use behaviour of consumers and producers. Relevant literature is explored on the linkages between feedback, risk and responsibility, knowledge, economic drivers, and sustainable energy consumption. Drawing on international as well as UK-specific experiences, the paper focuses on the prospects for current and future energy monitoring systems to ‘re-materialise’ energy use in economic and environmental terms that are more meaningful, and thus more behaviourally significant, to a substantially wider range of energy users than today's. Appliance labelling, smart metering and carbon footprint analyses are explored as case studies.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24685
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.09.039

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