MEPS as climate policy

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Researchers from Sweden (IIIEE, Lund University) and the US (Enervee) have found that minimum energy per-formance standards (MEPS) for home appliances are an effective alternative to stand-alone carbon pricing. A modest tightening of MEPS is already sufficient to account for climate externalities. For several appliances, carbon prices would have to increase manifold to provide the same incentives as progressive MEPS.


Research areas and keywords

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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


  • MEPS, carbon pricing, social cost of carbon, life cycle costs
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionPolicy Brief
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryPopular science

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