Behavioural contributions to foster the energy transition and combat climate change.

This collection features research papers presented in two prominent energy behaviour conferences: ● BECC 2023 (North America) (Nov 12-15, 2023) ● BEHAVE 2023 (Europe) (Nov 28-29, 2023) Contributions are expected to cover a diverse array of topics related to new approaches, policies, and methods to encourage behaviour change for energy and carbon reduction, including but not limited to: ● Public participation in energy solutions and policy making; ● Acceptability, adoption and use of energy innovations; ● Interventions to promote or facilitate behaviour change within households and organisations; ● How technologies and systems designs can encourage and facilitate behaviour change; ● How to promote a fair and inclusive energy transition. We welcome manuscripts containing high quality research, with original quantitative and qualitative data, meta-analyses, insights with theoretical and practical relevance, moving beyond specific cases description, while deriving relevant energy policy recommendations.


  • Kaisa Matschoss

    Dr. Kaisa Matschoss works as a university researcher at the University of Helsinki (Centre for Consumer Society Research). Her research focus relates to energy and sustainability issues. She holds a PhD (Economics) from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Germany and is Adjunct Professor (Docent) at the University of Eastern Finland. Her current research interests lie in sustainable use of energy, as well as the role of flexibility services and factors constituting household resilience in energy transition. SC id: 55210871700

  • Marta Lopes

    Dr. Marta Lopes is a Professor with the Polytechnic of Coimbra and a researcher with the Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers at Coimbra (INESC Coimbra), Portugal. Her research interests are focused on the energy and behaviour relation in different activities and contexts to facilitate the energy transition, by integrating engineering and social sciences into multidisciplinary approaches. She has secured more than 10M€ of funding in the last six years in R&D in projects promoting energy efficiency improvements and researching demand-side challenges for the energy transition., SC id: 7202369035

  • Miriam Aczel

    Dr. Miriam Aczel is a Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute for Energy & Environment (CIEE) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Fellow, Sustainability Transition and Justice at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). She has a PhD (Environmental Research) from Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy, where she was a President’s PhD Scholar. Miriam is co-founder and co-director of the nonprofit Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

  • Therese Peffer

    Dr. Therese Peffer is the associate director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) at the University of California, Berkeley. She manages and conducts research in consumer behaviour, user interface usability, smart building technologies, building-to-grid, demand response, and smart grid research projects with the objective of creating comfortable and energy efficient livable spaces. She serves as the co-Chair of the annual Behavior Energy and Climate Change conference. She is currently the principal investigator of the neighbourhood-scale energy retrofit EcoBlock project.

  • Thijs Bouman

    Dr. Thijs Bouman is an Associate Professor in Environmental Psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research focuses on personal and social factors that influence individuals’ (un)sustainable actions, including energy behaviours and support for energy policy. Bouman coordinates various inter- and transdisciplinary research projects on energy, funded by national and EU programmes (e.g., ERA-Net, H2020, ESI-far). Topics covered by these projects include energy system integration, household energy behaviours, energy policy support, energy communities, public participation, and adoption of energy technologies.


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