The overarching objective of EEW4 is to support policy makers in European Union Member States in improving the degree of successful implementation of policy instruments for energy efficiency, and thus contribute to reaching the target of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
IMPROVING THE ARGUMENTS PORTFOLIO FOR SELLING THE ENERGY TRANSITION
15th September 2021
Building on the EEW4 session held in November 2020 with the regions and energy agencies members of FEDARENE, this workshop happened both in person in Maribor and online, and focused on making practical use of the survey results and operationalising the narratives analysis. Participant identifying the existing “killer arguments” within their regions that form counter-narratives, that block or slow down the energy transition, and worked together on countering them.
Participants through interactive discussion worked on identifying the existing “killer arguments” within their regions that form counter-narratives, that block or slow down the energy transition, and worked together on countering them. We often hear killer arguments and phrases for why the energy transition (or an important aspect of it) is not feasible / not a good idea / harmful instead of useful, etc. They are sometimes excuses, but also often the result of misinformation. Such arguments are everywhere to be found in the media, in politics and from influential stakeholder groups (e.g. Large industry, Trade Unions etc.).
There’s a variety of killer arguments recurring across regions and countries, that are in fact easy to counter with actual facts and figures. Such arguments include:
Regional energy agencies have developed within their rhetoric arsenal counter-arguments to engage reluctant stakeholders.