Grassroots movement in the energy transition: The role of extreme events for the social acceptance of sustainable heat supply (ExtrA)

In ExtrA, the social acceptance of different heat supply options and their changeability due to extreme events is investigated. By means of survey studies representative for the German population, it will be analyzed how the willingness to actively participate in the heat transition changes over time and how extreme events such as the war in Ukraine or symptoms of climate change impact attitudes. The evaluation of side effects of energy provision, such as environmental pollution or human rights, is also subject of the research project. Findings will be obtained from temporally staggered discrete choice experiments (DCE) and citizens' dialog forums based on them, in which possible motivations for substituting fossil fuels will be worked out. At the end, the results will be made available in an interactive web tool for simulation calculations based on multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA).

Current press release for projekt ExtrA (June 29, 2023)

Project Duration
April 2023 to March 2026

Funded by
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

Project Partners
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) at the Helmholtz Center Hereon GmbH
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Chair of General Economics, especially Environmental and Resource Economics
Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Medical Engineering and Technomathematics

Project Manager IEK-STE
Dr. Gerrit Stöckigt

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Dr. Gerrit Stöckigt
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

Project Website
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Last Modified: 29.06.2023