EVIDENT project envisions the formulation of a framework to define the main drivers of individuals’ decision making and to establish new relationships between energy consumption and other fields such as financial literacy . EVIDENT contributes in robust estimates and subsequent policy measures for effective policy interventions.
9 project partners from 5 countries will investigate the socio-economic non-energy impacts and behavioral insights on energy efficiency interventions and will deliver an integrated platform under 5 use cases across 2 European countries over a 3-year period.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957117. The information contained in this website reflects only the authors’ view. EC is not responsible for any use that may be made of this information.

Challenges

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Translate behavioral science insights into scaled interventions for large environmental and economic returns.

Answer the question how behavioral interventions can become a more integral component of climate change policy.

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Advance and provide the mechanisms for the use of a wide range of datasets.

Include participants with different characteristics, in order to generalize the research results.

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Design the experiments, surveys and the econometric methods so that to derive the results upon which intervention strategies will be based.

Provide new, efficient models and tools for applying effective energy policies.

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Enhance policy implications and project’s  outcomes to be part of future endeavors in the field and increase the effectiveness of the implemented policies.

Objectives

  • Create a framework for assessing the role of behavioral insights in energy efficiency using a wide range of case studies, experiments, surveys, RCTs in conjunction with state of the art econometric methods and big data analytics.
  • Develop a platform to raise energy efficiency awareness and support better decision making and policy implementation.
  • Enable future research related to behavioral biases and heuristics in energy efficiency by creating through the platform a methodology  and data hub.
  • Contribute to energy efficiency policy implementation by evaluating and proposing specific policy interventions to enhance energy efficiency. 
  • Design and demonstrate five large scale pilots across Europe, including well developed and developing countries in the energy efficient systems.
  • Enable wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative results to the industry, energy communities , and policy actors.
  • Design an innovative business model and conduct a cost benefit techno economic analysis to strengthen the role of behavioral insights in energy efficiency policy interventions.
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