New publication: Transition governance for energy efficiency - insights from a systematic review of Swedish policy evaluation practices
Sofie Sandin, Lena Neij and Per Mickwitz have published a new article in the international peer-reviewed open access journal Energy, Sustainability and Society.
The transition towards a more sustainable energy system is urgent for addressing global environmental and social challenges, and will require transformative changes including improved energy efficiency in the built environment. To reach identified efficiency potentials, various policy instruments have been introduced but their effects are often unclear. In this paper, we argue that the outline of transformative policy strategies will require well-designed evaluations. The objective is to present a theory-based evaluation framework that can be used to assess existing evaluations, in order to support transformative policy strategies. The framework is also applied to provide insights from current Swedish evaluation practices.