Tag Archives: energy

Just can’t get enough? (BEHAVE 2014 Blog Series, 4/4)

Ten years ago, Brook Lyndhurst commissioned MORI to survey a representative sample of 1,000 adults.  One of the things we asked back then was: “To what extent do you think it would fair or unfair for the government to charge a lower rate of VAT on energy efficient products and a higher rate of VAT [...]

Just can’t get enough? (BEHAVE 2014 Blog Series, 1/4)

  To kick off the season of mellow fruitfulness, David Fell and Geoff King will next week be at the Said Business School in Oxford to join delegates from around the world at the 2014 BEHAVE conference. The theme of the conference is “Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change”.  To [...]

Energy cultures: re-thinking how we evaluate behaviour change?

Drawing distinctions between ‘change in attitude’, ‘change in behaviour’ and ‘one-off material change’ may miss out important pieces of the overall picture. The Energy Cultures team at CSAFE, have developed an ‘Energy Cultures Framework’. This framework brings together Cognitive norms (including attitudes), Practices (behaviour) and Material Culture, and suggests that these elements can all be interlinked and reinforce one another…

The wake of BP

A brisk survey of mainstream media reports in the wake of BP’s recent apparent comeuppance seems to reveal a large helping of schadenfreude. It is a given, apparently, that BP and the others form part of a destructive complex that we’d be better off without. Before we jump on board, though, perhaps we should take [...]