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Sustainable energy consumption and lifestyles in poor and vulnerable households


The NELA project examines energy consumption in poor households and develops data-based measures on energy efficiency and energy saving. Qualitative methods investigate energy consumption in its multiple manifestations, the underlying motives for action, the driving factors and causes. In addition, potentials for energy efficiency and energy reduction (and thus also for cost reduction) are identified. Strategies and measures are tailored to specific target groups in order to be able to link energy efficiency with an improvement in the standard of living of poor households.