This research presents results from the evaluation of the second CCA scheme which started in 2013.The research was conducted between 2018 and 2020.
- a literature and evidence review on voluntary agreements
- piloting of micro- and macro-economic methods
- reanalysis of past survey findings from evaluations of other schemes
- production of an evaluation plan and theory of change
- a quantitative telephone survey of 387 CCA participants
- an online survey with sector associations and in-depth interviews with 19 sector bodies
- in-depth interviews with 23 CCA participants, 9 non-participants and 3 energy consultancies
- micro-economic analysis of energy consumption and economic variables
- macro-economic modelling on energy demand and economic variables
- cost-effectiveness analysis drawing on evidence across the workstreams
- synthesis using contribution analysis and a theory of change
The impact evaluation was undertaken by CAG Consultants in partnership with University College London (UCL), Winning Moves, Cambridge Econometrics, Verco and Strategy Development Solutions.