Energy and the Economy: Pushing the Boundaries event

The Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects project led by Professor Karen Turner of the University of Strathclyde held its final dissemination event in London on 2 February.

The event was attended by a high-level group of academics, economists, policy makers and industry professionals and aimed to explore the national and international effects of energy efficiency policies. The project, which forms part of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand, has examined the wider economic impacts of energy efficiency policies and has shown that they can lead to boosted GDP, employment and income benefits.

Speakers at the event include Karen Turner (University of Strathclyde), Simon Koesler a Research Fellow and formerly of the German Government’s Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Kim Swales (Fraser of Allander Institute), Fiona Riddoch (University of Strathclyde), Gioele Figus (University of Strathclyde), Taran Faehn (Statistics Norway).  Dr Robert Gross of Imperial College and Lisa Ryan, of University College Dublin chaired the sessions.

Read more about the project:

Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects

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