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Gatekeepers changing consumers' behaviour in energy consumption

Kaskinen, Tuuli; Kuittinen, Outi; Neuvonen, Aleksi and Mokka, Roope (2009) Gatekeepers changing consumers' behaviour in energy consumption. In: FFRC eBOOK, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics (7/2009), FFRC eBOOK, pp. 43-49.


Online at: http://www.tse.fi/FI/yksikot/erillislaitokset/tutu/Documents/publications/eBook_2009-7.pdf


Changing people's behaviour and reducing energy consumption has proved to be more difficult than attitudes or technical possibilities would imply. In this paper we discuss how to intervene the individual decisions that significantly determine energy consumption. When analysing energy-relevant decisions, we have noticed that the scale of energy-relevant decisions varies greatly in accordance with the situation of life. There are once-in-a-lifetime decisions (e.g. choosing the family home) that set the energy consumption, at a relatively fixed level, for years to come.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:energy consumption, consumers, behaviour
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16412
Deposited On:14 Oct 2009 12:51
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:41
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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