The following tool has been developed in the frame of the ENTRUST project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Reports on Market and technoligical analyses, socio-demographic analyses, policy analyses, energy transitions, community engagement, other outputs.
The ENTRUST project contributes to an effective transition to a more sustainable energy future by achieving a deep understanding of the social aspects of the energy system. Recognising the importance of escaping the ‘energy as a commodity’ paradigm, ENTRUST develops the concept of energy citizenship as a theoretical lens through which the human factors of the energy system are explored. The project takes an intersectional approach to consider the effects that gender, age and socioeconomic status have for transitioning to low carbon energy system.
ENTRUST explores the human factor in energy systems through an integrated, mixed-methods approach, focusing on practices and behavioural aspects of energy use in particular, as well as leveraging newly developed knowledge about and insight into the technical, policy and socioeconomic aspects of the energy system to inform innovation and widespread stakeholder engagement. Approaches such as Participatory Action Research (PAR) will be used within the selected communities to empower members to contribute to the shaping of ‘their’ energy system in the context of the low-carbon transition.
A significant legacy of the project will be a knowledge and communication platform that will be used to inform and empower the wider public to engage in a dialogue on the future of their energy system(s).