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Rewarding energy savings rather than energy efficiency: Exploring the concept of a feed-in tariff for energy savings

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  • Bertoldi, Paolo
  • Rezessy, Silvia
  • Oikonomou, Vlasis

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Financial incentives are important for overcoming certain market barriers to improved energy efficiency and for the adoption of energy efficient technologies. Financial incentives are mainly focused on the introduction of specific technologies, rather than behavioural change. While the declared goal of financial support schemes very often is to save energy or reduce harmful emissions rather than to foster new technologies per se, it is often encountered that such financial support for energy efficient technologies may not ensure real energy savings due to the rebound effect and various market barriers.

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  • Bertoldi, Paolo & Rezessy, Silvia & Oikonomou, Vlasis, 2013. "Rewarding energy savings rather than energy efficiency: Exploring the concept of a feed-in tariff for energy savings," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 526-535.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:56:y:2013:i:c:p:526-535
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.01.019
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