Investments and utilization of energy efficient household appliances
The project is part of Dalen’s PhD-thesis and will analyse two aspects of policy use too reduce household energy consumption. In one article a difference-in-difference estimation based on cross-sectional samples of Norwegian households is performed to evaluate the effect on household electricity consumption of implementation of mandatory energy labelling of household appliances. By comparing different implementation stages of the labelling policy we are able to discuss potential effects on both producers and consumers.
A second article analyses Norwegian and Swedish household’s consumption of environmentally friendly products, such as high efficient appliances. We model how households are affected by different aspects, such as norms, attitudes, polices and socio-demographic variables, in their choice of adopting environmentally friendly items related to energy saving. The model is further estimated using data from a web-based OECD study performed in 2008 designed to shed light on household’s environmental behaviour and the effect of governmental policies.