Reflections--Energy Efficiency Literature for Those in the Policy Process
It is important for policy makers to understand the extent to which the purported benefits of energy efficiency are real, and how they can be achieved. This "reflections" aims to help the policy community understand how the literature can assist them in assessing the opportunities, challenges, and choices they face as they consider how to develop and implement an energy efficiency policy agenda. The article examines what is meant by energy efficiency, how energy performance is generally evaluated, and why energy efficiency is generally presented as such a great opportunity. This is followed by discussions of the importance of understanding market failures and addressing the external benefits of energy efficiency, and the importance of understanding prices and price expectations. The article concludes with some guidelines for designing coherent and effective energy efficiency policies. Because the article is aimed particularly at assisting policymakers, much of the discussion, especially the lessons for policy, are directed to "you," the reader as policymaker. Copyright 2011, Oxford University Press.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (Winter)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK|
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: http://reep.oxfordjournals.org/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.oup.co.uk/journals|