The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

How can energy efficiency policies lower the costs of decarbonisation?

Together with Fraunhofer ISI and the Greenwerk, NewClimate Institute analyses how energy efficiency policies can contribute to limit temperature increase and thereby lower costs of the overall efforts. The project gathers information on existing energy efficiency policies and their impact and assesses how future development of these areas can decrease emissions in the long run. NewClimate Institute is responsible for gathering and analysing available scenarios with strong energy efficiency measures, which lead to emission trajectories in line with keeping temperature increase below 2°C. This input will then serve a more detailed analysis on costs and necessary actions to achieve these pathways. The geographical focus of the project is USA, China, EU, Mexico, India and Brazil.

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