September 11, 2018

BC3 Seminar: Demand flexibility in the Swedish electricity market

Demand flexibility has recently seen large interest from Swedish policy makers, and dynamic pricing is thought to be a useful tool for improving efficiency, reducing emissions and enable the integration of more renewable generation. However, so far, few households have adopted such pricing schemes. In this seminar, I will present some previous, ongoing and future research by me and my colleagues that relates to this topic. In particular, I will explain why policy maker’s thrust for dynamic pricing of electricity may be overly optimistic and based on unrealistic assumptions about households’ behavior.
September 13, 2018

BC3 Seminar: Cambio climático e impacto antrópico en el registro arqueo-paleontológico del Cuaternario

Los depósitos cuaternarios, tanto de origen humano (yacimientos arqueológicos), como no vinculados a su actividad (turberas, humedales, lagos, morrenas glaciares, acumulaciones loéssicas, etc.) representan un gigantesco archivo en el que han quedado registrados, entre otros, los sucesivos cambios ambientales producidos durante su relleno sedimentario. El devenir metodológico de la Arqueología ha propiciado el desarrollo de un completo protocolo de investigación de estos depósitos, comprendiendo disciplinas geoarqueológicas y paleontológicas que aportan un mayor nivel de detalle de la dinámica paleoambiental y paleoclimática del Planeta.
October 24, 2018

BC3 Seminar: “Long-term Patterns of Continuity and Change in Climate Adaptation: Three Centuries of Droughts in a Municipality of the Barcelona Province (NE Spain)”

Cities, towns, and other densely populated areas are being urged to address the challenges posed by climate change. To design local adaptation plans and policies for cities, the urban and climate agendas are strongly betting on social and technological innovation, but less attention is being devoted to learn from past experience. In this seminar, I argue that historical approaches can help situate adaptation strategies within long-term regimes of environmental governance, illuminating the relation between adaptation to locally-manifested climatic extremes and the historically-changing ways to access and manage the environment.
November 8, 2018

BC3 Seminar: The Energy efficiency gap – insights from behavioural economics

t has long been recognized that consumers fail to minimize the total costs of their energy-consuming investments due to a range of market and non-market based failures. This has become known as the ‘Energy Efficiency Gap’. This presentation will discuss behavioural economics insights relating to the energy efficiency gap. In addition, there is currently a large knowledge gap in terms of understanding how consumers make decisions which involve an energy consumption component, which factors are salient in consumers’ decisions, the relative importance of these factors and how these factors change by consumer group and product type.

María de Maeztu Excellence Unit 2023-2027 Ref. CEX2021-001201-M, funded by MCIN/AEI /10.13039/501100011033

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