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Report June 5, 2017

Energy saving obligations across three continents: contrasting approaches and results

By Steven Nadel, Richard Cowart, David Crossley, Jan Rosenow

One of the major energy efficiency strategies in the EU is a requirement that Member States establish energy efficiency obligation (EEO) schemes or alternative measures that would deliver a growing level of energy savings from measures delivered to end use energy customers. Sixteen Member States have adopted or plan to adopt such schemes, including six whose sche...

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Report June 5, 2017

Stromausfälle in South Australia 2016 und 2017

By Raffaele Piria, Kerstin Bacher, Andreas Jahn

Bei einer Fläche, die fast dreimal so groß wie Deutschland ist, hat der Bundesstaat South Australia nur 1,7 Millionen Einwohner, wovon 1,3 Millionen in der Hauptstadt Adelaide leben. Die sehr dünne Besiedlung stellt eine ökonomische Herausforderung für den Infrastrukturausbau, insbesondere auch für die Stromnetze, dar. Am 28. September 2016 gab es ein un...

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Report June 5, 2017

Will the Winter Package deliver on efficiency first?

By Richard Cowart, Mariangiola Fabbri, Jan Rosenow

The European Commission’s so-called ‘Winter Package' of energy legislation will provide the framework for energy policy in the European Union for many years to come. It contains proposals for a whole range of energy-related reforms including energy markets, energy infrastructure, renewable energy, climate policy, and energy demand. In this paper, we carry out...

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Report June 5, 2017

Costs and benefits of energy efficiency obligations: a review of European programmes

By Jan Rosenow, Edith Bayer

The economics of energy efficiency programmes, including their costs and benefits, have been subject to considerable academic debate lasting well over three decades. However, robust data on the cost-effectiveness of different types of energy efficiency policy instruments is still scarce. A recent investigation into economic instruments supporting energy efficienc...

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Report June 5, 2017

Property transfer tax reform – a game changer for energy efficiency retrofits?

By Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow

The selling and purchasing of a home is a critical trigger point for making refurbishments to a property. Buying a property is usually associated with paying a Property Transfer Tax (PTT), which can amount to significant costs to the purchaser. In this paper, we explore the potential for linking PTT to the energy performance of the building that is being sold and...

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Report June 5, 2017

Carbon budgets, buildings and Brexit: are Britain’s non-EU climate change targets at risk?

By Pedro Guertler, Jan Rosenow

The last 18 months have been a major set-back in the British policy landscape affecting carbon emissions from buildings with several policies being abolished or downgraded. Following the vote to leave the EU, there is now considerable uncertainty around the future of UK energy efficiency policy. This is despite the fact that an increase in policy action is requi...

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Report June 5, 2017

The future of energy efficiency obligation schemes in the EU

By Tina Fawcett, Jan Rosenow, Paolo Bertoldi

EU Member States have been encouraged to introduce energy efficiency obligation schemes (EEOS) to help meet energy saving objectives. As a result, there are now sixteen EU EEOS in existence or planned, compared with just six prior to the introduction of the 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. At the same time, the long-standing EEOS in Denmark and UK have faced c...

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Presentation June 2, 2017

Brexit and Buildings: are Britain’s non-EU climate change targets at risk?

By Joanne Wade, Pedro Guertler, Jan Rosenow

At the european council for an energy efficient economy's (eceee) summer study on energy efficiency, Dr. Joanna Wade presented the findings of Pedro Guertler and Dr. Jan Rosenow about the threat Brexit poses for the U.K.'s domestic carbon abatement targets....

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Presentation June 1, 2017

The Future of Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes in the EU

By Tina Fawcett, Jan Rosenow, Paolo Bertoldi

At the european council for an energy efficient economy's (eceee) summer study on energy efficiency, Dr. Jan Rosenow joined Dr. Tina Fawcett of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute and Paolo Bertoldi of the European Commission to talk about the role of energy efficiency obligation schemes in helping to meet European efficiency targets....

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