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An analysis of UK policies for domestic energy reduction using an agent based tool

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  • Lee, Timothy
  • Yao, Runming
  • Coker, Phil

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This paper introduces a new agent-based model, which incorporates the actions of individual homeowners in a long-term domestic stock model, and details how it was applied in energy policy analysis. The results indicate that current policies are likely to fall significantly short of the 80% target and suggest that current subsidy levels need re-examining. In the model, current subsidy levels appear to offer too much support to some technologies, which in turn leads to the suppression of other technologies that have a greater energy saving potential. The model can be used by policy makers to develop further scenarios to find alternative, more effective, sets of policy measures. The model is currently limited to the owner-occupied stock in England, although it can be expanded, subject to the availability of data.

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  • Lee, Timothy & Yao, Runming & Coker, Phil, 2014. "An analysis of UK policies for domestic energy reduction using an agent based tool," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 267-279.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:66:y:2014:i:c:p:267-279
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.004
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