Policies to finance energy efficiency: An applied welfare assessment

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Climate Policy
Project Status
Current Project
Project Duration
since/from 2015 to 2018
Commissioned by
European Investment Bank
In Cooperation with
London Scool of Economics LSE,javascript:{}
Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement CIRED
Project Manager
Karsten Neuhoff
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin

Project description

The project “Policies to finance energy efficiency” rigorously evaluates efficiency financing facilities using advanced econometric methods. The aim of the study is to, first, identify market failures that stifle the financing of energy efficiency, and, second, suggest policy interventions that may address these failures. Special attention is given to whether loans or subsidies are better suited to finance efficiency. In addition to specific policy tools, the analysis also takes into account the performance of financing facilities. The study focusses on the housing sectors in the UK, France, and Germany.