Energy Savings in a Market Economy

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    The paper outlines the concept of energy savings as opposed to energy efficency. Afterwards are described briefly the up and down role of energy savings in recent Danish energy policy. It discusses the failure of leaving electricity savings and Integrated Resource Planning to the electricity suppliers. The recently debated case of building a new combined heat and powerplants because of the need for the "waste" heat is discussed on the background of a couple of decades of ignoring heat savings. The open and more hidden conflict between a quest for economic growth and energy savings are described and discussed. This finally leads to the difficulties in combining a more free market for energy in EU with a strong efforts to save energy. Ideas for electricity and heat saving policies are suggested.
    Original languageDanish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Policy for Sale (in Danish)
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherDet Økologiske Råd
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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