4.2.1 The role of energy efficiency

Course subject(s) 4. Towards climate neutral energy systems

Having covered the concept of energy efficiency in the previous video, we know look at the specific role that energy efficiency improvements will have in the energy transition, and how such improvements can be encouraged by policy.

Key takeaways:

  • An autonomous energy efficiency improvement of about 1% per year can be expected, but additional energy efficiency improvements are required to meet sustainability targets
  • Energy efficiency investments are largely focused on the building sector
  • Energy efficiency improvements have a multitude of associated benefits beyond the purely environmental
  • Energy labels and energy efficiency standards are two dominant policies implemented by governments to help achieve energy efficiency improvements
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