A post mortem of the Green deal: austerity, energy efficiency and failure in British energy policy

Rosenow, Jan and Eyre, Nick (2016) A post mortem of the Green deal: austerity, energy efficiency and failure in British energy policy. Energy Research & Social Science, 21. pp. 141-144. ISSN 2214-6296

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Abstract

The Green Deal was a British flagship policy intended to deliver energy efficiency retrofits at scale. About 2.5 years after its launch the programme was effectively terminated and is now seen as a dramatic policy failure. In this paper we analyse the reasons for the failure and the politics that led to the rise and the fall of the Green Deal. We conclude that even though the risks were understood and voiced by critics well in advance of the launch of the Green Deal, the logic of a subsidy free energy efficiency scheme became the accepted wisdom at the highest levels of Government, through a combination of ideology and failure to listen.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Energy efficiency, Finance, On-bill finance, Policy, Buildings
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Lucy Macpherson
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 13:02
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 23:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64722

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