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dc.contributor.authorNaef, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorSahakian, Marlyne
dc.contributor.authorGoggins, Gary
dc.identifier.citationNaef, Patrick, Sahakian, Marlyne, & Goggins, Gary. (2019). Conclusion: Comparing Household Energy Use Across Europe—Uncovering Opportunities for Sustainable Transformation. In Frances Fahy, Gary Goggins, & Charlotte Jensen (Eds.), Energy Demand Challenges in Europe: Implications for policy, planning and practice (pp. 137-152). Cham: Springer International Publishing.en_IE
dc.description.abstractThis chapter considers the similarities and differences between ten European countries in relation to meso-level considerations when it comes to household energy usage. We uncover the governing frameworks and policies related to energy usage, then examine socio-demographic characteristics including housing tenure and location. Next, we consider the energy mix and material arrangements, such as building stocks, before turning to climatic considerations and the cost of energy. The conclusion highlights the importance of embedding energy usage in socio-material systems, tackling questions related to collective conventions, for example, as well as notions of sufficiency. While the policy and technological dimensions of energy distribution are easier to account for in country reviews, the collective conventions that hold together everyday practices that use energy services would merit further study.en_IE
dc.publisherPalgrave Pivot, Chamen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Demand Challenges in Europeen
dc.subjectSocio-material systemsen_IE
dc.subjectGoverning frameworksen_IE
dc.subjectSustainable energyen_IE
dc.titleConclusion: Comparing household energy use across Europe uncovering opportunities for sustainable transformationen_IE
dc.typeBook chapteren_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedNot peer reviewed
dc.local.contactGary Goggins, Energise Project Manager , School Of Geography And Archaeology , National University Of Ireland Galway. +353 87 123 2729 Email:

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