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Energy efficiency and renewables

Elliott, Dave (2004). Energy efficiency and renewables. Energy and Environment, 15(6) pp. 1099–1105.

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The debate between exponents of 'supply side' and 'demand side' approaches to dealing with environmental problems like climate change can sometimes become polarised. At one extreme it is sometimes claimed that the potential for energy efficiency and demands reductions is so large that we hardly need to worry about the supply side. At the other extreme it is sometimes claimed that the potential for renewables is so large that we can forget about energy conservation. This paper looks at how these views stand up in the context of both short and long term sustainable energy policy and seeks a pragmatic strategic compromise.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISSN: 0958-305X
Keywords: energy policy; energy efficiency; renewables
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 3113
Depositing User: David Elliott
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 19:22
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