Energy efficiency: Trends and perspectives in the Southern Mediterranean
Energy efficiency: Trends and perspectives in the Southern Mediterranean / Frédéric Blanc. Brussels : CEPS, December 2012, 31 p.
This paper has two objectives. First, it attempts to establish the potential of policies on energy efficiency and energy demand-side management in the southern Mediterranean region. Second, by examining past trends in energy intensity and trends up to 2030, it analyses the prospects and costs of such policies, compared with expected developments in the price of energy resources. Based on both analyses (MEDPRO WP4) and on prospects for growth (MEDPRO WP8), it seems that energy intensity in the Mediterranean should fall perceptibly by approximately 13% in the next 20 years. But given the programmed energy mix, this will not limit emissions of CO2, which are likely to increase by more than 90%… read more (© CEPS)