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Double moral hazard and the energy efficiency gap

  • Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet

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    (CIRED - Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement - EHESS - École des hautes études en sciences sociales - AgroParisTech - CIRAD - Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement - École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC) - CNRS)

  • S. Houde

    (MS&E - Department of Management Science and Engineering [Stanford] - Stanford University)

Moral hazard issues can deter profitable investments in energy efficiency. Energy-savings insurance and quality standards can mitigate the problem - yet not eliminate it.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in IAEE Energy Forum, 2013, pp.29-31
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