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Energieeffizienzpotenziale und staatlicher Lenkungsbedarf


  • Dobroschke, Stephan


Die langfristigen Klimaschutzziele sehen bis zum Jahr 2020 im Vergleich zu 2008 eine Senkung des Primärenergieverbrauchs um 20% vor, bis zum Jahr 2050 wird eine Senkung um 50% angestrebt. Zur Erreichung dieser Ziele stehen zunehmend Maßnahmen zur Steigerung nachfrageseitiger Energieeffizienz im Vordergrund. Dies wird zum Anlass genommen, den aktuellen Forschungsstand im Bereich der Energieeffizienz und staatlicher Eingriffslegitimation ausführlich aufzuarbeiten und zunächst zu klären, was eigentlich unter einer Steigerung der Energieeffizienz und einer Energieeffizienzlücke zu verstehen ist. Auf Basis einer theoretisch fundierten Instrumentendiskussion wird schließlich eine zweistufige Instrumentierung vorgeschlagen, bestehend aus einer Anlastung energieträgerspezifischer negativer externer Effekte sowie, in zweiter Instanz, aus Maßnahmen zur Korrektur marktlicher Rahmenbedingungen.

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  • Dobroschke, Stephan, 2012. "Energieeffizienzpotenziale und staatlicher Lenkungsbedarf," FiFo Discussion Papers - Finanzwissenschaftliche Diskussionsbeiträge 12-1, University of Cologne, FiFo Institute for Public Economics.
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    1. Wächter, Petra, 2013. "Aspekte einer nachhaltigen Energiezukunft (ITA-manu:script 13-03)," ITA manu:scripts 13_03, Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA).

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    Energieeffizienz; Energieeffizienzlücke; Marktversagen; umweltpolitische Markteingriffe; Klimaschutz; energy efficiency; energy efficiency gap; market failure; climate protection; market interventionism;

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    • Q43 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Energy and the Macroeconomy
    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy

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