EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)
July 2020 - February 2021
Linked to the wider Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects, this project aims to address a number of research questions focusing on how residential energy efficiency improvements can be promoted/supported in the transition to a net zero economy.
This research was undertaken in close collaboration with BEIS and builds on previous work to explore how economy-wide analyses can help inform policy decision making around key areas of energy and climate policy. The objectives of this work were twofold. First, to establish a better understanding across UK government policy makers and others of how residential energy use cost reduction policies, including but not necessarily limited to energy efficiency frameworks, have the potential to compliment other policies necessary for the transition to a net zero economy. Second, to strengthen recognition of how our economy-wide approach can be used to directly inform net zero policy decision-making.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Meeting UK's 2035 Energy Efficiency Goals : Securing Greater Wider Economy Benefits Through Longer-Term Programmes (Research Brief)
- Meeting the UK's energy efficiency goals : securing greater wider economy benefits through longer term programmes (Policy Brief)
- What does increasing residential energy efficiency do for the economy? (Policy Brief)
- Can different approaches to funding household energy efficiency deliver on economic and social policy objectives? ECO and alternatives in the UK (Journal Article)
- Funding UK Residential Energy Efficiency : The Economy-wide Impacts of ECO and its Alternatives (Policy Brief)