Demand-side management strategies and the residential sector: lessons from the international experience [chapter]

Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb, Laura M. Platchkov, Michael G. Pollitt, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt
The Future of Electricity Demand  
The residential energy demand: key features 2.1 Energy efficiency measures and the residential sector Greater energy efficiency is an essential part of overcoming the challenges facing the energy sector and considerable improvements are needed compared to recent trends (IEA, 2008). Here, energy efficiency improvement is defined as a reduction in the energy used for a given service (heating, lighting, etc.) or level of activity (WEC, 2008), typically without affecting the level of end-use
more » ... l of end-use service. Comparing energy efficiency performance across countries is difficult. 7 A simple definition of the energy efficiency gap reads as the difference between current or expected future energy use and the optimal current or future energy use (Jaffe and Stavins, 1994) .
doi:10.1017/cbo9780511996191.021 fatcat:hwdmsbwbrnhpphz7l2iafw3kw4