Policy Instruments to Foster Energy Efficiency

  • Anil MarkandyaEmail author
  • Xavier Labandeira
  • Ana Ramos
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


In this chapter we start by enumerating the reasons why progress in realizing the energy efficiency potential has been so limited both for firms and households. Then we turn to the role of policy in moving agents closer to an optimal level of energy efficiency. Governments have a range of instruments at their disposal for doing so and while some of them have been successful others have not. Lessons can therefore be learnt from the experience in implementing these different measures. The paper ends with some thoughts on how policies can be made more effective.


Energy Efficiency Energy Performance Rebound Effect Residential Sector Increase Energy Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)BilbaoSpain
  2. 2.University of Vigo and Economics for EnergyVigoSpain

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