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Energy programs for buildings: analysis in the context of the Swiss energy transition

Defense Thèse de doctorat : Univ. Genève, 2019 - Sc. 5352 - 2019/04/18
Abstract This thesis focuses on energy programs for buildings in the context of Swiss energy transition. The insights gained in this thesis provide strong indication that it is advisable to use the energy programs as one of the instruments of Swiss Energy Strategy 2050. The energy programs can bring macro-economic benefits, including by contributing to GDP growth and employment increase. However, energy programs may represent additional costs for utilities and ratepayers. It is also likely that high free-rider effects will occur in some energy programs. The results also indicate potential positive spill-over effects of the programs with regard to technology uptake within social circles. Effectiveness and benefits of Swiss energy programs may be increased by implementation of a number of measures, including: a) development of legislative base; b) definition of the requirements for program administrators with regard to program design and operation; c) increased attention for long-term collaboration with stakeholders.
Keywords Energy programsSwiss energy transitionBuildingsEnergy efficiencyRenewable energyMacro-economic effectsGDPEnmloymentCost-effectivenessStakeholdersCarbon taxCO2SubsidiesInstallersHomeowners
URN: urn:nbn:ch:unige-1213524
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FREYRE, Alisa. Energy programs for buildings: analysis in the context of the Swiss energy transition. Université de Genève. Thèse, 2019. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:121352

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