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Assessing the potential and costs of reducing energy demand

P. Linares, P. Pintos, K. Würzburg

Energy Transitions Vol. 1, nº. 1, pp. 4-1 - 4-15

Determining the cost of energy saving measures and the magnitude of their potential application is the first and essential step to correctly design energy efficiency policies, which are in turn a keystone for energy transitions. This is particularly relevant for MENA countries, which feature energy intensities among the highest in the world. This paper presents a methodology for assessing reductions in energy demand based on expert evaluations; the methodology incorporates several improvements over previous similar studies. Our results suggest a significant potential for energy savings, and recommend different policy designs based on the different costs and potentials of different energy saving measures.

Palabras Clave: Energy demand; Energy efficiency; Marginal abatement curves

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Publicado en papel: Junio 2017.

Publicado on-line: Julio 2017.

P. Linares, P. Pintos, K. Würzburg, Assessing the potential and costs of reducing energy demand. Energy Transitions. Vol. 1, nº. 1, pp. 4-1 - 4-15, Junio 2017. [Online: Julio 2017]

    Líneas de investigación:
  • *Análisis de políticas energéticas sostenibles