Prosuming – energy sufficiency and rebound effects: Climate impact of changing household consumption patterns in Germany

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https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.31.2.18

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energy rebound, prosumer self-consumption, sufficiency, life cylce assessment

Abstract

Changes in energy consumption patterns after becoming a prosumer household are rarely associated with negative environmental effects, as prosuming is intuitively assumed to be emission-reducing. This paper demonstrates the importance of sufficiency-oriented energy prosumer behavior for climate neutrality goals by quantifying GHG emissions for photovoltaic (PV) prosumers at the German household and energy system level. Based on the results, recommendations are derived for promoting energy sufficiency in prosumer households.

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18.07.2022

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Ouanes N, Kegel J, Wiesenthal J, Lenk C, Bluhm H, Weiß J, Torliene L. Prosuming – energy sufficiency and rebound effects: Climate impact of changing household consumption patterns in Germany. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 18 [cited 2022 Aug. 17];31(2):18-24. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6967