Journal article

Evaluating intervention options to achieve environmental benefits in the residential sector

Andrew Higgins, Greg Foliente

SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE | SPRINGER JAPAN KK | Published : 2013

Abstract

Government intervention schemes in the form of policy instruments and financial incentives or rebates can have a major influence on the adoption of technologies by residential consumers to reduce their natural resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. However, the pattern and rate of consumer uptake of voluntary schemes are not always well-understood or easily taken into account in future scenarios analyses. This paper presents an innovative extension of the Bass diffusion model that has been integrated with multi-criteria analysis to enable explicit consideration and balancing of the impacts of technology cost, financial benefits, demographic suitability and household income on the..

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