All pages with keywords: energy efficiency

Market failures and willingness-to-accept the smart energy transition: Experimental evidence from the UK

a working paper by Greer Gosnell, Daire McCoy 26 May, 2020

This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. read more »


New reports find that a well-designed carbon tax could leave low-income households better off and drive the transition to a net-zero economy

Press release 9 March, 2020

The UK government should consider a broader-based carbon tax that is distributionally fair and consistent with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as the current economic framework for decarbonisation in the UK … read more »


Distributional impacts of a carbon tax in the UK

a policy publication by Josh Burke, Sam Fankhauser, Alex Kazaglis, Louise Kessler, Naina Khandelwal, Peter O’Boyle, Anne Owen 9 March, 2020

This study explores the distributional impacts of a net-zero-consistent carbon price across different household types and income deciles in the UK; and examines which combination of interventions may reduce carbon consumption and still be progressive. The authors find that it is possible to design a revenue recycling scheme that leaves fuel-poor and low-income households better off while driving the transition to net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050. read more »


Quantifying the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures

a working paper by Daire McCoy, Raphaela Kotsch 19 February, 2020

The authors of this paper exploit a large database of home energy efficiency upgrades and metered energy consumption to provide new evidence of the distributional impact of energy efficiency measures. 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 research article by Arlan Brucal, Michael Roberts 14 May, 2019

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


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

FAQ

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 »


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 »


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 »