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Frontiers in the economics of energy efficiency

Carlos de Miguel, Xavier Labandeira and Andreas Löschel ()

Energy Economics, 2015, vol. 52, issue S1, S1-S4

Abstract: Energy efficiency has become an essential instrument to obtain effective greenhouse gas mitigation and reduced energy dependence. This introductory article contextualizes the contributions of the supplemental issue by showing the new setting for energy efficiency economics and policy; discussing the role of price instruments to promote energy savings; presenting new approaches for energy efficiency policies; and placing energy efficiency within a wider energy and environmental framework.

Keywords: Demand; Policy; Rebound; Renewable; Environment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q41 Q48 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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