Tagged with behaviour

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Blog from Louise Sunderland – The much needed glue in a renovation strategy

Today Energy Advice Exchange published its latest briefing which highlights a range of examples of good practice in the delivery of energy advisory services across Europe. Energy advisory services (sometimes called one-stop-shops) offer consumers (building owners, managers, tenants) advice and practical assistance on a number of legal, financial, technical, practical and behavioural aspects to increase … Continue reading

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

The Japanese government is trying to change consumer behaviour but fewer young people are taking climate change seriously. Tatiana Schlossberg explains these developments in a recent New York Times article.   Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It At 12:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, the Ministry of the Environment offices … Continue reading

So, why do you save energy?

So, why do you save energy?

Understanding human behaviour is quite complex. It would be good if we were all economists and simply said that consumers do things in a rational manner – whatever that is. Chris Mooney, writing in the Washington Post, raises many important issues from a recent psychological study about why we take the actions we do.   … Continue reading

Giving a nudge to pilots

Giving a nudge to pilots

We have known for some time about how our driver behaviour can affect overall fuel consumption. Normally we think about it in terms of our cars and goods vehicles. Chris Mooney writes in the Washington Post about an experiment by Virgin Atlantic Airways to “nudge” their pilots into using less fuel.   Virgin Atlantic just … Continue reading