Climate change is, without doubt, one of the main threats faced by present and future generations when trying to achieve sustainable development because of its negative effects on the economy, health and social welfare. The new social model required needs to compel both emissions reduction and sustainable economic growth. Within this context, energy efficiency can be seen as one of the main tools for reaching this target. The Symposium will try to shed light on economics underlying consumers decision making in energy efficiency and the evaluation of policies involving energy efficiency elements, its implications and challenges for future actions from an energy policy approach. Authors are invited to submit empirical papers emphasizing on the energy policy implications regarding the economics of energy efficiency applied to oil, gas or electricity sector.
The keynote speakers will be:
Claudia Kemfert (Diw Berlin)
Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim)