Energy-efficient appliances: Labels, not subsidies

Energy-efficient appliances: Labels, not subsidies / Timothy Taylor, Conversable Economist, 30/09/2014

http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.fr/2014/09/energy-efficient-appliances-labels-not.html

Consumer energy efficiency programs (often funded by utilities) now cost about $5 billion per year, and most of the money goes to subsidies for consumers to purchase energy-efficient appliances.  Of course, there are also subsidies for purchasing certain kinds of fuel-efficient cars. Are these subsidies for consumers a cost-effective way of encouraging the purchase of energy-efficient appliances?…


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