Markets for Energy Efficiency - Exploring the new horizons of tradable certificate schemes

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)


This doctoral thesis explores the implications of establishing tradable certificate schemes for improving energy efficiency (so-called ‘Tradable White Certificate’ [TWC] schemes). Carrying out different case studies, a set of complementary evaluation methods is applied in conducting ex-ante and ex-post evaluation studies. To analyse the attributes and complexities of TWC schemes, the thesis focuses on several aspects, including (i) the modelling of potential impacts, (ii) the identification and analysis of transaction costs, (iii) the investigation of trading patterns and other flexibilities used to achieve cost-effective compliance, (iv) the level of energy-saving effectiveness under TWC schemes, (v) the use of cost-benefit analysis, and (vi) the application of multi-criteria evaluation. The findings help answer questions concerning the impacts and outcomes of TWC schemes and identify critical endogenous and exogenous conditions that affect their performance. Furthermore, the research assists in developing an understanding of what aspects of TWC schemes need to be evaluated and how.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • Energy Efficiency, Tradable Certificate Scheme, Policy Evaluation
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Johansson, Thomas B., Supervisor, External person
  • Lena Neij, Supervisor
Award date2008 Sep 18
  • IIIEE, Lund University
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

Defence details Date: 2008-09-18 Time: 10:15 Place: Aula at IIIEE, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund University Faculty of Engineering External reviewer(s) Name: Blok, Kornelis Title: Prof. Dr. Affiliation: Department of Science, Technology and Society, Copernicus Institute at Utrecht University ---

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