The multiple benefits of measures to improve energy efficiency

    Project Details

    Description

    The study provides world and G20 national- and sector-specific estimates of the emissions reduction potential associated with energy efficiency measures. To this end it relies on two world-class energy-economy models, thus quantifying the uncertainty associated with the estimates.
    Model outputs are used in an econometric model, to assess the macro-economic impacts of measures aimed at improving energy efficiency. Assessed impacts include GDP growth, employment and trade balances, among others. For each country, national aggregates and sector specific figures (each with its uncertainty range) are provided.
    The project further includes a survey of national policies in key sectors relevant to energy efficiency, such as iron and steel industry or household appliances, among others. For each sector three-to-five national cases are provided, each outlining measures that have proven effective in improving energy efficiency in that sector. These descriptions contain semi-quantitative assessments of the multiple benefits associated with improving energy efficiency (for example, impacts on human health, public budgets or environmental conditions).
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/08/201430/04/2015

    Keywords

    • Energy efficiency
    • Co-benefits