Coal-fuelled power generation is the largest source of CO₂ emissions world-wide. While several countries have decided to phase out the use of coal, others remain committed to coal mining and burning. The COALSTAKE project systematically investigates the socio-political contestation surrounding coal mining and use in four countries: Australia, Canada, Japan and Germany. COALSTAKE generates insights into the interests and political strategies of key energy system stakeholders and explores the conditions under which a transition away from coal can be successful. The project is a collaborative effort by IWÖ-HSG and the universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Toronto (Canada), and it is associated with the international research hub Coal Transitions.
Applying nudging techniques to promote fuel efficient car purchases
The project aims at developing effective low-invasive interventions (nudges) to motivate consumers to shift their preferences towards low carbon vehicles by combining theoretical knowledge with insights from practice. The project team will develop improved versions of existing nudges as well as new interventions. Implications for industry and policy will be derived on how to promote purchases of low carbon cars through low-invasive approaches.
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