Title: Energy efficiency policies: priority or passe

Authors: Andrew Warren

Addresses: Director, European Association for the Conservation of Energy, 9 Sherlock Mews, London WlM 3RH, UK

Abstract: Improving energy efficiency is widely promoted as the most effective means of meeting a wide range of energy and environmental policy goals. Yet EU policy to promote it has foundered, with few significant measures yet implemented. Is there a valid role for EU energy efficiency policy, and how should it relate to national initiatives? What have been the obstacles in the past, and are current proposals on integrated resource planning and new efficiency standards likely to fare any better?

Keywords: energy conservation; energy efficiency; EU policy; European Union; subsidiarity; integrated resource planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1995.063467

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1995 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.18-22

Published online: 15 Jul 2014 *

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