publication . Book . 2014

The timing and societal synchronisation of energy demand

Mattioli, G; Shove, E; Torriti, J;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Feb 2014
  • Publisher: DEMAND Centre Working Paper 1
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is increasingly important to know about when energy is used in the home, at work and on the move. Issues of time and timing have not featured strongly in energy policy analysis and in modelling, much of which has focused on estimating and reducing total average annual demand per capita. If smarter ways of balancing supply and demand are to take hold, and if we are to make better use of decarbonised forms of supply, it is essential to understand and intervene in patterns of societal synchronisation. This calls for detailed knowledge of when, and on what occasions many people engage in the same activities at the same time, of how such patterns are changing, and...
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