Étiqueté : energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency Market Report 2015

« The International Energy Agency has released the 2015 Energy Efficiency Market Report that provides insights into how businesses, households and policy-makers generate the investments that drive the energy efficiency market and how this market impacts our energy system. As the negotiations heat up in Paris, energy efficiency is working to lower the temperature. »

An Assessment of the Energy-Efficiency Gap and Its Implications for Climate Change Policy

Improving end-use energy efficiency—that is, the energy-efficiency of individuals, households, and firms as they consume energy—is often cited as an important element in efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Arguments for improving energy efficiency usually rely on the idea that energy-efficient technologies will save end users money over time and thereby provide low-cost or no-cost options for reducing GHG emissions…

Renovation strategies of selected EU countries

Article 4 of the EED required Member States to set out strategies for the renovation of their buildings before April 2014. The report focuses on the strategies from 10 Member States diversity and scores countries for each of the 5 requirements from Article 4: overview of the building stock, cost-effective approaches to renovations, policies and measures to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations, forward-looking perspective to guide investment decisions and evidence-based estimate of expected savings and wider benefits

The Rebound Effect and Energy Efficiency Policy

In this new RFF discussion paper we review the literature on the rebound effect, classify the different types, and highlight the need for careful distinction between causal links—which are indeed worthy of the “rebound” label—and mere correlations, which are not. We find, in fact, that measures to improve efficiency, despite potential rebound effects—are likely to improve welfare, generally…

Investing in energy use and production to mitigate and to adapt to climate change

Investing in energy use and production to mitigate and to adapt to climate change [Investir dans l’utilisation et la production d’énergie pour lutter et s’adapter au changement climatique] / François Cohen, CERNA – Centre d’économie industrielle. Thèse de doctorat Economies and finances. Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines...

Does better information lead to better choices? Evidence from energy-efficiency labels

Information provision is a key element of government energy-efficiency policy, but the information that is provided is often too coarse to allow consumers to make efficient decisions. An important example is the ubiquitous yellow “EnergyGuide” label, which is required by law to be displayed on all major appliances sold in the United States…