New report: Energy use, flexibility and domestic food practices: implications for policy and intervention.

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16398.46405

This report introduces a new approach to understanding the role of everyday household practices in domestic resource consumption and addressing the policy challenges this presents. To demonstrate this ‘change points’ approach we focus on one such topic: tackling energy use in the provision of food at home. Providing food in the home uses large quantities of energy, with 30-40% of the evening peak in electricity demand in the UK accounted for by food practices. In light of societal concerns over energy, reducing total energy use in domestic food provisioning, or shifting that energy use away from peak electricity demand, are worthwhile objectives. Continue reading “New report: Energy use, flexibility and domestic food practices: implications for policy and intervention.”