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Energy efficiency, market failures, and government policy

Mark D. Levine

Energy efficiency, market failures, and government policy

by Mark D. Levine

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Published by Energy Analysis Program, Energy and Environment Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Energy conservation -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Energy conservation -- Economic aspects,
  • Buildings -- Energy conservation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark D. Levine ... [et al.].
    SeriesOak Ridge National Laboratory -- 383., ORNL (Series) -- 383.
    ContributionsLevine, Mark D., Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Energy Analysis Program.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 p. :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17627641M
    OCLC/WorldCa32501283

    More recently, environmental and energy policies are also being linked with economic policy (see the following). The objectives at the intersection of environmental, energy, and economic policies include. reducing the dependence on impacted energy, promoting less energy use, increasing the efficiency in the use of energy. for improving energy efficiency in local government operations (see the guides on local government opera-tions, energy-efficient product procurement, combined heat and power, and water and wastewater facilities), as well as in the community (see the guide on affordable housing). Energy Efficiency in K Schools.

      A clear, transparent and fair retail energy market is better for energy users, but also for the industry. Labour’s reforms will deliver that change – a change that will make a failing market work. DOI: /oxrep/grq Corpus ID: Government Failure and Market Failure: On the Inefficiency of Environmental and Energy Policy @inproceedings{AnthoffGovernmentFA, title={Government Failure and Market Failure: On the Inefficiency of Environmental and Energy Policy}, author={David Anthoff and Robert W. Hahn}, year={} }.

    these opportunities indicates persistent market and other barriers to efficiency. Government policies are designed to target these barriers and enable the benefits of energy efficiency to be realized. In the United States, energy efficiency policies reflect the interplay of .   Economists recognize that “market failures” can inhibit cost-effective investments in energy efficiency or clean-energy alternatives even when there is a price on carbon. Government policies that effectively address these market failures, such as investments in research on new technologies, can bring down the cost of meeting an emissions.


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Energy efficiency, market failures, and government policy by Mark D. Levine Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Market barriers” refer to obstacles that are not based on market failures but which nonetheless contribute to the slow diffusion and adoption of energy-efficient innovations (Jaffe and Stavins, ; Hirst and Brown, ; Levine et al.,and US Department of Energy, Office of Policy and Energy efficiency Affairs, b).

To the extent Cited by: Filters: Energy-efficiency-market-failures-and-government-policy is [Clear All Filters] Sutter, Mary, Jenn Mitchell-Jackson, Steven R Schiller, Lisa C Schwartz, and Ian M Hoffman. The analysis provides evidence of market failures related to energy efficiency.

Specific market failures that may impede the adoption of market failures energy efficiency are discussed. Two programs that have had a major impact in overcoming these market failures, utility DSM programs and appliance standards, are described.

Market failures Instances in which the private market fails to allocate societal resources in the most economically efficient manner. can justify government intervention on market efficiency (economic) criteria. A key type of market failure that government tries.

efficiency and energy supply resources compete more fairly in the market. Going forward, there is even more opportunity to shape energy-efficiency policies in ways that unleash the power of markets. Such policies can address market failures without new mandates and with minimal government.

Introduction “Market failure” is regularly used as justification for government spending, taxes, and regulation.

In policy areas ranging from schooling to the consumption of sugar, claims that. energy efficiency is underprovided. Both market failures and behavioral failures can be distinguished from market barriers, which can be defined as any disincentives to the use or adoption of a good Energy efficiency et al.

Market bar-riers include market failures and behavioral fail-ures, but they also may include a variety of other disincentives. From a policy perspective, market failure should be a matter of concern when market performance significantly deviates from the appropriate efficiency benchmark.

Government Failure versus Market Failure may be ordered from: Brookings Institution Press, Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. / or /. This textbook explains the main economic mechanisms behind the electricity and gas markets. Adopting a micro-economic perspective, it systematically analyses the various types of market failure and identifies government policies that can improve welfare.

The analysis provides evidence of market failures related to energy efficiency. Specific market failures that may impede the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency are discussed.

Two programs that have had a major impact in overcoming these market failures, utility DSM programs and appliance standards, are described. LBNL Report Number. Government Policies to Promote Production and Consumption of Renewable Electricity in the US: /ch Various types of renewable electricity policies exist both at the federal and state levels.

They are designed to directly or indirectly incentivize producers. Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects.

The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project.

We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow more. Books Music Art & design Market failure in energy supply Instead of cosying up to the big six and cutting funding for energy efficiency, the government should be creating a fair system. As an illustration of the range of technology policy initiatives related to energy and environment, Table 1 summarizes current U.S.

Federal climate change initiatives. Based on the fiscal year budget request (), about $ billion dollars will be spent on research, and a similar amount on technology the research side, about 40% relates to energy conservation, one-third for.

Energy Efficiency covers wide-ranging topics related to energy efficiency, energy savings, energy consumption, energy sufficiency, and energy transition in all sectors across the globe.

Coverage includes energy efficiency policies at all levels of governance enabling social, organizational, and economic factors of sufficient and efficient behavior and decisions; analysis and modeling of energy. Thus with economic efficiency as a policy goal, we can motivate policy action based on deviations from perfectly competitive markets – as long as the cost of implementing the policy is less than the benefits from correcting the deviation.4 For renewable energy, market failures are the more relevant than behavioral failures, since.

Energy Efficiency Economics and Policy Kenneth Gillingham, Richard G. Newell, Karen Palmer. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in June NBER Program(s):Environment and Energy Economics Energy efficiency and conservation are considered key means for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving other energy policy goals, but associated market behavior and policy responses.

Energy Economics and Policy, Second Edition presents a unified analysis of energy economics and energy policy. This book deals with energy economics.

It discusses the dimension of the energy problem—the role of energy in economic development, energy consumption patterns, energy. In order to solve this market failure, the industry and the government implement labelling systems which give information on how the electricity is being produced.

From these examples we see that market failures occur in energy markets, but if policy measures are pinpointed at these failures, the market improves resulting in a higher welfare.Energy efficiency and conservation are considered key means for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving other energy policy goals, but associated market behavior and policy responses have engendered debates in the economic literature.

We review economic concepts underlying consumer decision making in energy efficiency and conservation and examine related empirical literature. In.1 For the purpose of this chapter, portfolio refers to the collective set of energy efficiency programs offered by a utility or third-party energy efficiency program administrator.

2 Measures refer to the specific technologies (e.g., efficient lighting fixture) and practices (e.g., duct sealing) that are used to achieve energy savings.