MEPS as climate policy

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Abstract

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.

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  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

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  • 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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