Conclusion: Towards systematic reductions in energy demand

Kirsten Jenkins, Debbie Hopkins, Cameron Roberts

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    Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require sustained and systematic reductions in energy demand. This chapter closes Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand by considering what we have learnt about energy efficiency and energy demand reduction through the previous 12 chapters (Chapters 2 to 13). It begins by restating the importance and utility of the sociotechnical approach and the framework of innovation emergence, discussion and impact for both understanding and reducing energy demand. It then discusses the importance of this approach for energy demand reduction in the UK context, before going on to outline what this may mean for other countries. Finally, it draws together a series of recommended policy principles that set the scene for our overall conclusion, an agenda for ongoing research and policy action into the systematic reduction of energy demand.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Emergence, Diffusion and Impact of Low-Carbon Innovation
    EditorsKirsten Jenkins, Debbie Hopkins
    ISBN (Print)9780815356783
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Studies in Energy Transitions

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    The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons AttributionNon Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


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