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Energy Efficiency Policies around the World: Review and Evaluation

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Bruno Lapillonne
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This study evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies in more than 70 countries. The study identifies recent trends in energy efficiency performance and evaluates energy efficiency policies, focusing on five policy measures: mandatory energy audits, energy service companies (ESCOs), energy incentives for cars, energy efficiency obligations for energy utilities and measures for solar water heaters. The study identifies policy measures proven to be most effective.