This paper analyses energy efficiency in the EU, in terms of reductions in energy intensity and in terms of physical indicators, looking at the differences among sectors and among Member States. We test econometrically the existence of convergence in energy intensity across Europe. We find a sensible catching–up of less performing countries, particularly in the agricultural and in the industrial sectors. Against this background, we analyse the role played by energy policies in EU Member States and we identify the most effective classes of policies and measures by means of a panel analysis of the EU-15 and Norway.
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2009|
|Event||17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) - Amsterdam|
Duration: 24 Jun 2009 → 27 Jun 2009
|Conference||17th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)|
|Period||24/06/09 → 27/06/09|