All pages with keywords: energy efficiency

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

Do energy efficiency standards hurt consumers? Evidence from household appliance sales

a research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts 14 May, 2019

This paper examines whether energy efficiency standards influence consumer welfare. read more »


Why the energy efficiency gap is smaller than we think: quantifying heterogeneity and persistence in the returns to energy efficiency measures

Why the energy efficiency gap is smaller than we think: quantifying heterogeneity and persistence in the returns to energy efficiency measures

a working paper by Daire McCoy, Raphaela Kotsch 6 November, 2018

This paper fills a gap in the literature by providing new evidence longer-term impact of energy efficiency measures in terms of savings, and how this varies by measure and household-type. read more »


The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a research article by Daire McCoy 16 June, 2018

This research examines some of the multiple benefits of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme for social housing tenants. read more »


Why are household energy efficiency measures important for tackling climate change?

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What does energy efficiency mean? Energy efficiency means using less power to perform an action such as switching on a light or to provide a service such as heating water. … read more »


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What are green mortgages and could they increase the energy efficiency of UK homes?

a commentary by Sini Matikainen 17 January, 2018

The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy included plans to use green mortgages to incentivise people to make their homes more energy efficient but what are green mortgages and what evidence is there that they work? read more »


Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

Consultation response: ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’

a policy publication by Samuela Bassi, Daire McCoy 9 January, 2018

This paper provides responses to selected questions in the UK government’s call for evidence on ‘Building a market for energy efficiency’. read more »


Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

Consultation response: ‘Call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework’

a policy publication by Daire McCoy, Isabella Neuweg 22 November, 2017

This is a submission in response to a call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal framework. The Green Deal was the UK’s flagship programme to improve energy efficiency of the building stock. read more »


The energy costs of historic preservation

a working paper by Christian Hilber, Charles Palmer, Edward Pinchbeck 16 October, 2017

This research investigates the impact of historical preservation policies in England (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) on domestic energy consumption, finding that the policies limit energy consumption savings. read more »


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Heating homes: do energy saving measures reduce energy consumption in social housing?

a commentary by Daire McCoy 4 October, 2017

Energy bills are at the top of the political agenda in the UK. In the short term, increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption will reduce energy bills – but how effectively do current energy efficiency policies incentivise cuts in energy use? read more »


The effects of home energy efficiency upgrades on social housing tenants: evidence from Ireland

a working paper by Bryan Coyne, Sean Lyons, Daire McCoy 28 September, 2017

This research examines the impact of a home energy efficiency upgrade programme on social housing tenants, drawing from a sample from a large home energy efficiency programme in Ireland, the SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme. read more »