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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 »


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 »


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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 »


Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

Energy efficiency regulations benefit, not burden, US consumers

a commentary by Arlan Brucal 15 August, 2017

While President Trump’s stance on climate change is somewhat confused, it is no surprise that during his presidency he has pushed back environmental regulations and standards which he suggests place … read more »


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

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

a working paper by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts 23 March, 2017

How do energy efficiency standards affect consumer welfare? To answer this question the authors look at how these standards have affected the price and quality of major appliances – including … read more »


The impact of energy prices on energy efficiency: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market

The impact of energy prices on energy efficiency: Evidence from the UK refrigerator market

a working paper by François Cohen, Matthieu Glachant, Magnus Söderberg 17 February, 2015

It is commonly believed that large energy efficiency gaps exist in the energy-using durables markets. We develop a broad analytical framework capturing consumer purchase behavior and suppliers’ pricing and innovation … read more »