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ERIC Number: EJ1129744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
How to Address Citizens' Practices and Policies on Sustainability? A Consultative Tool for Brokering Policy-Related Knowledge between the Worlds of Policymaking and Everyday
Espluga, Josep; Konrad, Wilfried; Mays, Claire; Oltra, Christian; Poumadére, Marc; Prades, Ana
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n3 p381-404 Aug 2016
An innovative investigative approach (STAVE), combining elements of research, engagement and brokerage, was used to uncover policy assumptions and daily experiences related to energy use practices. Exploratory work within three policymaker institutions and eight reconvened focus groups were carried out in three different European countries (France, Germany, Spain). All the groups explored active practices with regard to energy saving at household level, with the use of in-home display devices and smart meters additionally addressed in Spain and France. Insight gained by policymakers could be adopted to design, implement and tailor energy plans and policies to better support sustainability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Spain
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