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dc.contributor.authorHanley, Nicholasen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Peter Gen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSwales, J Kimen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Karenen_UK
dc.description.abstractSustainable development is a key objective of UK national and regional policies. Improvements in resource productivity have been suggested as both a measure of progress towards sustainable development and as a means of achieving sustainability. Making 'more with less' intuitively seems to be good for the environment, and this is the presumption of current UK policy. However, in a system-wide context, improvements in energy efficiency lower the cost of energy in efficiency units and may even stimulate the consumption and production of energy measured in physical units, and increase pollution. Simulations of a computable general equilibrium model of Scotland suggest that an across the board stimulus to energy efficiency there would actually stimulate energy production and consumption and lead to a deterioration in environmental indicators. The implication is that policies directed at stimulating energy efficiency are not, in themselves, sufficient to secure environmental improvements: this may require the use of complementary energy policies designed to moderate incentives to increased energy consumption.en_UK
dc.relationHanley N, McGregor PG, Swales JK & Turner K (2006) The impact of a stimulus to energy efficiency on the economy and the environment: A regional computable general equilibrium analysis, Renewable Energy, 31 (2), pp. 161-171.
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dc.subjectResource productivityen_UK
dc.subjectEnergy efficiencyen_UK
dc.subjectRegional computable general equilibriumen_UK
dc.subjectEnvironmental indicatorsen_UK
dc.subjectSustainable Developmenten_UK
dc.subjectEnergy Efficiency (incl. Buildings)en_UK
dc.subjectEnergy Economics.en_UK
dc.titleThe impact of a stimulus to energy efficiency on the economy and the environment: A regional computable general equilibrium analysisen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleRenewable Energyen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Strathclydeen_UK
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