Policies to finance energy efficiency: An applied welfare assessment

Current Project

Department

Climate Policy

Project Management

Karsten Neuhoff

Project Period

April 1, 2015 - September 30, 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

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.

DIW Team