Green Energy Labelling

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter analyses the use of green labelling schemes to promote energy efficiency along the world. Then it estimates the economic value that consumers place on energy efficiency (EE) labels for appliances in the Spanish market. It uses the hedonic method to calculate the price premium paid in the market for that attribute isolated from others. Besides, applies the Quantity-Based Demand System (QBDS) to calculate the own and cross price elasticities of demand for both EE appliances and others. These elasticities are useful for improving the design of policies to promote EE. The chapter looks at three different appliances market in Spain during 2012: washing machines, fridges and dishwashers.


Energy efficiency Spain Labels Appliances 

JEL codes

C13 C20 



The research described in this article has had the support of the following research projects: ‘Consumer Behaviour for a Low Carbon Economy’ (COBELOC) ECO2010-21264, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

‘Policies to Support Energy Efficiency: taxes vs. subsidies (PAEE)’ funded by theFundación Ramón Areces. X Concurso Nacional para la Adjudicación de Ayudas a la Investigación en Ciencias Sociales.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)BilbaoSpain

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