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Potential problems and limitations of energy conservation and energy efficiency

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  • Matt, Croucher
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    We discuss that whilst energy conservation and energy efficiency both ultimately have the same goal they attempt to achieve this via very different approaches. We then discuss how both options face significant barriers to ultimately successfully reduce electricity consumption.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Policy.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 5795-5799

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:39:y:2011:i:10:p:5795-5799

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    Keywords: Energy efficiency Energy conservation Efficiency gap;

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