Our research process
The detail of the methodology is described in the report deliverable 3.2 (available upon request)
This report – the first effectiveness report - focuses on the influence that REScoops (and hence the measures and interventions they implement) have on their members according to these members, regarding energy savings and renewable energy investments. Either in general as a member of a REScoop or as a reaction on a specific measure by a REScoop.
This report - The second effectiveness report – is covering the results of the first survey, and the second survey (i.e., (i) the statistical relation between REScoop measures, energy savings and renewable energy investments, and (ii) the trials). We address here the results of the different effectiveness research strategies in an integrated manner, which allows us to verify key claims about the effectiveness (and effects of) REScoop measures, tools and interventions.
The University of Twente was founded in 1961. The university is home to both technical and nontechnical research institutes. Next to mono-disciplinary research the university offers a multidisciplinary approach, in close collaboration with governments, industry and consumers. Research into sustainable energy systems is bundled between three research institutes, and focuses predominantly on Smart grids, Bio-energy and Advanced materials, with special attention to behavioural, organisational, governance and business
aspects for all three of these lines.
The Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) is one of the priority research institutes of the University of Twente and performs multi-disciplinary research in the field of the governance and management of technological and social innovation. In this, issues of co-ordination, steering and the operation of (networks of) institutions in both public and private sectors are core research focus, based on a multi-level, multi-actor perspective. IGS supports multidisciplinary research in the field of sustainable energy systems.