Sufficiency is essential for ambitious climate and energy strategies. There are plenty of policy ideas for the political implementation of energy sufficiency, which are available in the Energy Sufficiency Policy Database. Nearly 300 policies are characterised with instrument types, policy objectives, measure descriptions, indicators and further information. The indicators can support the integration of sufficiency into quantitative models and scenarios.

The database is freely accessible online and can be filtered and searched by sector as well as the parameters mentioned. It serves both scientific policy advice and energy modeling. The database can be used by actors from politics and administration and shows the many ways in which consumption reduction can be supported, promoted and enforced by policy.

The Energy Sufficiency Policy Database will be presented at a webinar on 16/03/2022, 11:00-12:30.

An analysis of the first 281 entries in the database has been published under the title “Building a Database for Energy Sufficiency Policies”. The “Energy Sufficiency Policy Database” can be found in the following link.

Citation of the database: Best, Benjamin, Thema, Johannes, Zell-Ziegler, Carina, Wiese, Frauke, Vogel, Bendix (2022). Energy Sufficiency Policy Database [Data set]. Energy Sufficiency Research Group.

Raw data: Best, Benjamin, Thema, Johannes, Zell-Ziegler, Carina, Wiese, Frauke. (2022). Sufficiency Policy Database [Data set]. In F1000Research: Vol. Energy Systems Modelling (V 0.1). Zenodo.