Climate KIC Launchpad Bootcamp in Melbourne – impressive!

We attended Climate KIC's Launchpad "Bootcamp" workshop in Melbourne on 25-26 August as mentors.  Very impressed with the syllabus and quality of the presenters running the workshop - Frans Nauta and Vanessa Rauland. Some great teams attended - wide variety of ideas, some businesses really starting to get established too.  They all used the opportunity to step their pitch decks forward, with great feedback helping out along the way.  Out of 12 teams, 2 energy specific and one EV leasing.  Look forward to working with some of these teams moving forward!  
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Electricity demand: behavioural and policy interventions

Good talk/ discussion today put on by the EU Centre at UniMelb & FBE. Jorg Lingens: electricity demand behavioural and policy interventions. What determines household electricity demand? Options: storage vs demand side mechanisms.  Demand side less expensive and can stabilise system. Real time pricing.  So houses and SMEs adjust consumption.  But price response is typically v small. Also rich households tend to have higher price responsiveness hence burden on poor.  NOTE: in Germany, where Jorg based his research, most households seem to pay fixed annual prices for electricity.  So determinants of demand are going to be v different from Australia. Soft interventions: social norms, information provision, psych effects - this is area of Jorg's research.  Set energy saving goals with no monetary impact if not reached.  Households tend to be present…
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