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Carl Dalhammar

Carl Dalhammar

Senior lecturer

Carl Dalhammar

MEPS as climate policy

Author

  • Jonas Sonnenschein
  • Jessika Luth Richter
  • Carl Dalhammar

Summary, in English

Researchers from Sweden (IIIEE, Lund University) and the US (Enervee) have found that minimum energy per-formance standards (MEPS) for home appliances are an effective alternative to stand-alone carbon pricing. A modest tightening of MEPS is already sufficient to account for climate externalities. For several appliances, carbon prices would have to increase manifold to provide the same incentives as progressive MEPS.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Document type

Other

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Keywords

  • MEPS
  • carbon pricing
  • social cost of carbon
  • life cycle costs

Status

Published

Project

  • Behavioural economics for energy and climate change policies and the transition to a sustainable energy system.