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Policy instruments to support the diffusion of near zero-energy housing in Overijssel Research on the near zero-energy housing policy in multiple EU member states and the application of a decision-making technique on Overijssel

Kuiper, S.E. (2014) Policy instruments to support the diffusion of near zero-energy housing in Overijssel Research on the near zero-energy housing policy in multiple EU member states and the application of a decision-making technique on Overijssel.

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Abstract:This research resolves around the question “Which (packages/mixes of) policy instruments from five selected Western European countries have proven to be effective in improving energy efficiency standards in private housing”. The research question is formed in collaboration with the province of Overijssel and assessed thee goals the province of Overijssel wants to meet with their energy efficiency policy mix: increasing energy efficiency for private households, strengthening the construction sector, and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. The province saw interesting policy instruments being used in other EU countries and wanted to know whether those instruments would work in the province of Overijssel. For all three goals, BAFA on-site consultation is prioritized the most. The problem with this instrument however is the required linkage to financial incentives for house owners. Results from this instrument’s usage are concerned by interactions with financial measures. Informing citizens on their own energy use has been proven the most effective, making the instrument a good candidate for adoption. The second overall prioritized instrument is subsidy usage. In general, subsidies have been used for a long time and have proven their effectiveness.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Province of Overijssel, Zwolle, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66178
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