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.
|Title of host publication||Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Emergence, Diffusion and Impact of Low-Carbon Innovation|
|Editors||Kirsten Jenkins, Debbie Hopkins|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Dec 2018|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions|
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Jenkins, K., Hopkins, D., & Roberts, C. (2018). Conclusion: Towards systematic reductions in energy demand. In K. Jenkins, & D. Hopkins (Eds.), Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand: The Emergence, Diffusion and Impact of Low-Carbon Innovation (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 261-274). (Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351127264-14