Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

The proposed project seeks to estimate the energy and carbon savings from various types of energy efficiency improvement within the UK, and to investigate how these may be offset by various types of rebound effect. It seeks to expand and add value to the growing research on the topic of rebound effects, including in particular the research that currently being conducted by the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED).

Rebound effects occur where the potential energy savings from efficiency-enhancing innovations are partially (or wholly) offset by a variety of economic responses to cheaper energy services. For example, if a household installs a condensing boiler that uses less gas to produce a given amount of hot water, this may encourage them to heat their homes for longer and/or to a higher temperature, thereby offsetting some of the potential energy savings. This is termed a direct rebound effect. In addition, any money saved on gas bills will be spent on other goods and services, such as buying a new TV. This changed and additional consumption may involve direct energy use by the household, but also indirect use of the energy that is 'embedded' in all goods and services from different stages of their supply chain, both in the UK and abroad. These are termed indirect rebound effects. Moreover, shifts in consumption patterns may also change the demand for locally produced and imported goods relative to exports, thereby impacting on economic activity, prices, incomes, energy consumption and carbon emissions in a range of markets and regions. These are termed economy wide rebound effects.

Similar mechanisms apply to cost-effective energy efficiency improvements by producers, such as steel manufacturers. Energy efficiency improvements lower the marginal cost of energy services, thus encouraging increased use of those services by the producer. Lower input costs permit reductions in output prices, which will in turn increase output, boost productivity and improve competiveness both in the sector where efficiency improves and down-stream (e.g. in white goods manufacture). This will encourage increased activity and energy use throughout the economy. Again, a variety of indirect and economy-wide rebound effects will come into play as prices and incomes adjust and as production and consumption decisions change. The net effect of these various mechanisms may be very significant and could potentially undermine achievement of the objectives of UK energy efficiency policies.

However, while the existence of such effects is well established, the evidence on the size of these effects remains limited, contradictory and controversial. The lessons learned have also proved to difficult to communicate to policy and stakeholder audiences, with the result that rebound effects continue to be widely ignored and/or misunderstood.

The current CIED research applies a range of techniques to estimate the direct rebound effects for individual energy services. However, this is only a part of the story - and potentially just a small part. The proposed project will add value to this activity by: first, extending the focus from individual sectors and services to the whole UK economy; second, by including the impacts on energy use and emissions along international supply chains; and third, incorporating a much wider range of economic mechanisms. It will investigate the impacts of improved efficiency in both industrial and household energy use, focusing in particular on the role of investment and energy supply decisions in determining different elements of rebound. The central aim is to clarify and advance the knowledge and evidence base regarding the source, nature, determinants and magnitude of direct, indirect and economy-wide rebound effects from different types of energy-saving innovations in different sectors. Moreover, the project aims effectively to communicate the implications of the results to various audiences.

Planned Impact

Improved energy efficiency is of critical importance to regional, national and international attempts to address climate change. It is therefore essential that energy efficiency policies deliver substantial energy and emission savings. This is not always been the case in the past, owing in part to problems with the design and implementation of those policies, and in part to a variety of unintended consequences that generally go under the heading of rebound effects. If future policies are to be effective, it is essential that those rebound effects are better understood, allowed for and addressed.
To date, rebound effects have been largely ignored by policymakers and other stakeholders, with the result that the energy and emission savings from different policy options have frequently been overestimated. This results in part from the limited evidence base that is available and the corresponding uncertainty over the magnitude of rebound effects in different sectors. During our previous programme of research on this topic (e.g. Turner's ESRC First Grant) we achieved substantial impact with key stakeholders (e.g. Scottish Government, DEFRA, DECC) in terms of improved understanding of rebound mechanisms and their related implications for economic development. We intend to build upon this impact within the present proposal.
We have identified two streams of potential impact and have proposed a comprehensive programme of stakeholder engagement, embedded within the research process, to help realise this:
First, we aim to significantly raise awareness and improve understanding of rebound effects within different stakeholder groups. For many stakeholders, awareness of rebound effects is currently confined to direct rebound effects for specific household energy services - notably 'comfort taking' following household insulation improvements. Attention also tends to be focused upon short-term impacts within the UK's borders. Our work and engagement activities will: highlight the broader, indirect and economy wide, rebound effects following such improvements; extend the focus to the global level and over the longer term; and highlight the potential trade-offs and implications for UK climate policy and (sustainable) economic growth.
Second, we aim to facilitate knowledge exchange on applied multi-sector economy-wide modelling. The application of these techniques is essential if rebound effects are to be more fully understood and some progress is now being made. For example, both DECC and the Scottish Government are in the process of developing capacity in CGE modelling for energy and climate policy analysis. We are also collaborating with colleagues in the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office at DECC on the development of CGE models for analysing household energy efficiency policy, together with colleagues in the Scottish Government who have adopted our CGE framework for economic modelling. The proposed project would greatly enhance the impact generated within these collaborations, both through model development and specification as well as through research results.
Impact will therefore build upon our existing links with key stakeholders such as DECC, DEFRA, the Scottish Government, the IEA Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, the EC Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport and other stakeholders. Additional stakeholders will be identified through a mapping exercise and engagement and impact strategy for those stakeholders will be developed. This is outlined further in the Pathways to Impact and includes: the formation of a small project Advisory Group; the organisation of three stakeholder workshops (in London and Glasgow); the publication of three policy briefs; wide-ranging media coverage of project results; blog posts; social media activities; extensive participation in workshops and seminars; and other knowledge exchange activities.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The research has addressed two core questions: How is the wider economy, and particular sectors actors therein, impacted by different energy efficiency actions in different sectors? How can understanding and communication of such wider economy outcomes help policy stakeholders frame different courses of action in the context of the political economy? This is a crucially important focus for impactful research in a policy environment where energy efficiency is widely recognised as the most cost effective means of reducing energy use, but where energy efficiency initiatives must compete for resources with a range of policy priorities.
One important development has been the proposal of a Carbon Saving Multiplier (CSM) as a useful analytical tool derived in a format familiar to many policy audiences. It uses multi-sector input-output (IO) methodology and focuses on how much carbon is saved throughout what are often highly carbon-intensive energy supply chains in addition to direct savings by more energy efficient actors, but brings in consideration of rebound effects through measurement of how the CSM is eroded depending on how financial savings are reallocated. Our aim is that over time the CSM may become a useful indicator used in evaluating energy efficient action, focussing as it does on providing a more positive and transparent approach of identifying the energy and carbon savings achieved by energy efficiency improvement measures.
A more crucial and immediately impactful outcome of the research is the important discovery that the 'Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency' proposed by the International Energy Agency in 2014 are likely to be realised through improving the efficiency with which households use energy in heating and lighting their homes. In this respect, our findings - taking the UK national and Scottish regional economies as project case studies - indicate that energy efficiency should be seen as a potential driver of economic expansion and development rather than solely as an option to achieve energy reduction and related climate change goals. We have published project research on different aspects of this research and findings emerging in Energy Policy, Regional Studies and Ecological Economics. Here our more sophisticated multi-sector economy-wide computable general equilibrium (CGE) analysis applied to energy efficiency has identified three key findings:
• Sustained economic gains are achievable
• Potential costs and benefits will be unevenly distributed across society
• The patterns of these distributions demand policy attention if outcomes are to be equitable

Through two EPSRC Impact Accelerator projects in 2017 and 2018, we have broadened our focus from energy efficiency to ask two more general core questions: How is the wider economy, and particular sectors /actors therein, impacted by different energy policy actions? How can understanding and communication of such wider economy outcomes help policy stakeholders frame different courses of action in the context of the political economy?

Here, we have evolved our research to integrate other technical knowledge including from Engineering, to better frame the analysis and increase its relevance to energy policymaking. As with the energy efficiency work in the core EPSRC project, we identify the requirements of an economy-wide analytical framework tailored to the specific sectoral and supply chain characteristics and geographical boundaries of interest, in the context of the policy issue at hand. In some cases - e.g. where the first stage is to identify key domestic supply chain interactions - as with the CSM work above, we have developed relatively simple national-accounting IO frameworks to generate novel applied insights. Generally, the specific research method varies depending on the needs of the research question at hand, and has been specifically selected according to the maturity of the political economy framing of issues by policy stakeholders. For example, the national accounting-based research is driven by a need to inform economic understanding and decision-making in relation to deployment of new low carbon solutions such as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Here, the key findings are:
• Domestic supply chains are critically important in delivering a wide set of economic gains
• Those gains in turn underpin political economy arguments for a 'just transition' to a low carbon economy, where no-one is left behind
• A 'just transition' narrative (with its core in the underpinning elements of the Paris Agreement) has considerable traction in a political economy setting
Exploitation Route In our Pathways to Impact statement we identified two streams of potential policy impact:
(1) Raising awareness and improving understanding of rebound effects within different stakeholder groups.
(2) Facilitating knowledge exchange on applied multi-sector economy-wide modelling.
In terms of (1), communication of our research findings has focussed on explaining the much discussed and debated (in both academic and popular press) phenomenon of 'rebound' effects in energy use associated with energy efficiency initiatives in the context of the multiple economic benefits delivered by related expansionary processes in the wider economy. Through our academic publications, it is clear that the economic modelling community continues to learn from and cite our work in developing understanding of energy efficiency, rebound and economic impacts in the context of a wide range of countries and energy efficiency initiatives, and that this is increasingly extending to other areas of energy policy. Through our non-academic (written and verbal) policy engagements, we are increasingly finding that government bodies such as the Scottish Government and new UK BEIS, and NGOs such as the IEA are drawing valuable lessons particularly in framing policy development around a broader set of economic and societal outcomes.
In terms of (2), we have engaged throughout with colleagues at HM Treasury, who conduct economy-wide modelling for the UK, regarding use of our modelling approaches for energy policy more generally, and with colleagues at BEIS regarding their use of results generated through our project for energy efficiency impact analysis. Moreover, we continue closely collaborating with colleagues at the Scottish Government in framing policy actions under the Energy Efficient Scotland framework (launched in May 2018), and now increasingly extending focus to a range of energy and climate topics and in the context of Scotland's new 'Just Transition Commission' (where our PI is a Commissioner). We also continue to interact with the IEA regarding the continued development of their Multiple Benefits framework, with our PI invited early in 2018 to conduct a review of the macroeconomic component of that framework.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/project/energy-saving-innovations-and-economy-wide-rebound-effects/
 
Description Our project formally ended on 28th February 2017. Building on policy stakeholder relationships developed through the formal project period, the PI Turner and the team of the Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) - where Turner is Director - have been building on the methods, findings, insights and published outputs developed during the project as the basis for extensive collaboration with analysts within the Scottish Government and at UK level (primarily BEIS but also in consultation with HM Treasury and Ofgem) to consider application in practical and current policy settings. Direct engagement with energy policy stakeholders is at the core of our knowledge exchange strategy. Through building relationships with officials and wider energy policy stakeholders, at Scottish, UK and international levels, including a number of influential advisory roles and involvement in international partnerships, our work has had impact both on modes of policy decision-making and on the substance of policy outputs. Impact in Scotland The first opportunity for impact at Scottish level arose in September 2016 when the Scottish First Minister announced an economic stimulus package that included a £20million budget allocation to support energy efficiency actions in the social housing and public buildings sectors. Driven by this announcement, in September/October 2016 we developed and published a number of policy briefings and non-technical articles in public and industry publications, as well as online blogs (all listed among our Research Fish outputs). The common message derived from all the publications was that the source of benefits of energy efficiency fall into two areas: (1) the retrofitting or 'enabling' stage; (2) the 'realising stage' where more efficient actors realise cost reductions in their energy bills, triggering income and price effects that ripple throughout the wider economy. Our work explored how impacts in the second area are likely to be sustained over the longer term, while those in the first area are likely to be time limited. The findings are broadly in line with arguments put forward in the International Energy Agency's 2014 'Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency' publication (where the PI Turner was an expert adviser and peer reviewer - see below). Our insights in terms of how energy efficiency has the potential to deliver a wide range of sustained benefits to the Scottish economy were picked up via a variety of popular media (e.g. a piece in the Glasgow 'Herald' newspaper), trade press (Scottish Construction Now) and in policy circles. In terms of the latter, the PI Turner was invited to provide evidence to the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Committee on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in November 2016. Thereafter, and following positive feedback from Scottish Government staff at the Energy and Climate Division, we undertook a first EPSRC Impact Accelerator involving more detailed focus on the potential economy-wide impacts of the aforementioned £20million allocated to energy efficiency improvements. This line of collaborating with Scottish Government staff to development continued through EPSRC Impact Accelerator funded work, where we focussed attention on specific energy efficiency programmes. This culminated in production of a policy brief that was published shortly after the Scottish Government's launch of its Energy Efficient Scotland Routemap in May 2018. In the core policy document accompanying that launch, the Scottish Government used and cited our published findings for the UK from the project regarding broader macroeconomic impacts that may be sustained over time as a result of increased residential energy efficiency. We have continued to use project policy briefs and non-technical papers to engage closely with key policy officials working on EES's analytical underpinnings and policy development. Once the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map was launched in 2018, Scottish Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP directly acknowledged our input in a speech: "Evidence from Strathclyde shows that a 10% improvement in energy efficiency leads to a sustained GDP expansion". Our findings were also made more widely available via a Herald op-ed, a submission to the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee and at three policy conferences. Taken together, public debate about our research played a key role in building the policy case for EES, in deciding its shape and timetable, and in generating consensus about the programme's benefits. The Scottish Government further recognised our work on the economic and distributional effects of a range of potential climate and energy policy actions and pathways by appointing our PI Karen Turner to its Just Transition Commission in December 2018. Turner was is also a core member of the Royal Society of Edinburg's Energy Inquiry, providing a critique of the Scottish Government's Energy Strategy. These advisory roles have enabled Turner to continue to influence policymakers' thinking on the economy wide implications and, more generally, the political economy framing of the low carbon transition, and the policies to deliver it. Impact at UK policy level Here the main impact has been through the extension of our work via an EPSRC Impact Accelerator project in 2018, where we also continue to engage on energy efficiency issues, but where our recent work focussing on CCUS has actually had the greatest impact today. Here our insights have been taken up by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in relation to the UK's clean growth policy. The key impact has been the transfer of a policy-formation methodology to BEIS. Here, our work on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) directly informed BEIS policymaking approaches. The project's initial focus on energy efficiency, complemented by other EPSRC funded research on the impacts of related hydrogen technologies, and the PI Turner's advisory role on an industry network report on the potential economic impacts of CCUS, allowed her to build a network of relationships with BEIS officials on the use of macro-economic modelling tools to inform policy in the area of new and emerging technologies. Accordingly, Turner was invited onto the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce, established with the purpose of informing UK Government policy on CCUS. Turner's research underpins a key recommendation (Recommendation 9) of the Taskforce report to the Minister Claire Perry MP and Parliament, stating that Government should "more fully assess value of CCUS to the wider UK economy (including in terms of utilising existing infrastructure, skills capacity, and in supporting opportunities for future clean growth and development)" (citing a CEP Policy Brief produced through the Impact Accelerator project). That Recommendation was taken up in the UK Government's CCUS Action Plan, published in November 2018, directly impacting the way that BEIS is evaluating the economic and societal value of CCUS. The Action Plan sets the strategic policy for developing CCUS in the UK over the next 20 years. CEP's research is cited in the Action Plan, with the key policy statement on the value of CCUS drawing directly on language used in our papers and policy briefings. Another outcome of this process, which will be invaluable for future research with this project as a key foundation is that the UK Government Action Plan on CCUS lists our Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) at Strathclyde as a world-leading ideas centre on the economics of CCUS, and a strategic intellectual asset for government. CEP is the only social science centre listed, testifying to CEP's influential position in the UK public policy debate on such energy policy issues. Generally, previous to the Taskforce report, BEIS (and CCUS-relevant industry) were focused on understanding economic value in terms of project-by-project returns on public investment. Turner's work has successfully expanded the debate and supported BEIS in using the outputs from economic models of the sort that HM Treasury uses - impacting modes of cross-Whitehall working on this important issue. We continue to engage with the energy/climate policy and CGE modelling teams at HMT since our 2016 intervention to a Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee enquiry on 'Sustainability and HM Treasury'. Impact at EU level The International Energy Agency (IEA) invited the PI Turner in late 2017/early 2018 to participate in a process of reviewing and refreshing the IEA's Multiple Benefits Framework (where she had been an expert adviser and peer reviewer in the initial 2014 development of the Framework). The Multiple Benefits framework is highly influential with governments across Europe (and beyond) in providing a policy framing and set of justifications for public investment in energy efficiency. In terms of the CCUS extension via the EPSRC Impact Accelerator project in 2018, Turner has worked with CEP Visiting Professor Graeme Sweeney to extend the reach of CEP's CCUS research at EU level. Turner was invited by the Zero Emissions Platform (a cross-industry initiative chaired by Prof Sweeney that is working with the European Commission on the EU's mid-century climate strategy) to co-author a report by the targeted at the European Commission. That report, 'The Role of CCUS in a Below 2 Degrees Scenario', stimulated debate within the European Commission and with wider industry stakeholders across Europe. Turner was subsequently invited to present her research at several industry events with the purpose of supporting industry engagement with the European Commission on its mid-century climate strategy. To build on this impact, CEP submitted a response to the EC's Mid-Century Strategy consultation and has provided several briefing notes to senior EC officials via Prof Sweeney. Our current and potential future impact with these actors (on energy efficiency, CCUS and other areas of energy policy) can be summarised in three broad areas: 1. Influencing policy formulation through use of economy-wide modelling to informing the development of, and building of policy stakeholder consensus around the narratives associated with actions in different areas of energy policy. 2. Informing public budget requests/proposals to support different policy actions. 3. Developing cross-departmental understanding within Government on the tools that can be used for ex ante and ex post evaluation of different actual and potential policy actions. In terms of (3), HM Treasury and the Scottish Government already both use the type of multiple sector/ market economy-wide computable general equilibrium modelling (CGE) developed in our project to assess the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of proposed policy actions. However, to date this has been limited in the energy-economy space, thereby with limited exposure and experience with the application of this type of framework to the energy efficiency and other energy/climate policy areas that are the concern of analysts within BEIS and in the Energy and Climate Division of the Scottish Government. Therefore, our work in introducing colleagues in these areas to CGE tools and methods has been welcomed at an inter-departmental level within both the Scottish and UK Governments. In terms of (1) and (2), these are the practical areas of ongoing policy decision making needs and concerns. To this end, our current work (funded via the EPSRC Impact Accelerator initiative) involves working with colleagues at BEIS and Scottish Government to design and tailor modelling experiments that focus on actual past and current policy actions in the area of energy efficiency. The following paragraphs demonstrate how our engagement with stakeholders both during but primarily following the end of this project has led to delivering impact in each of the topics described above.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Construction,Energy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in Energy Efficient Scotland route map
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/publication/2018/05/energy-effi...
 
Description Citation in The UK Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage Deployment Pathway
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7596...
 
Description Evidence to 'The Future of Heat: Non-domestic buildings: Call for Evidence November 2016', Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, Question 6: 'What innovative solutions or opportunities exist that may have a tangible impact on emissions from heat in buildings, either in the next two Carbon Budgets or out to 2050?'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence to Dr Keith Baker and Aether public consultation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://beta.gov.scot/publications/evidence-review-potential-wider-impacts-climate-change-mitigation...
 
Description Evidence to the Houses of Parliament Environmental Audit Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/environmental-audit...
 
Description Expert input given to the UK Committee for Climate Change meeting in Scotland, 20th January 2017, to was gather evidence for the forthcoming advice the CC deliver to the Scottish Government on the new Scottish Climate Change Bill.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Outputs of Smart Energy Forum submitted to Scottish Energy, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Programme consultation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00513102.pdf
 
Description Response to 'Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District Heating' public consultation, 18 April 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/internationalpublicpolicyinstitute/centreforenergypolicy/consultat...
 
Description Response to BEIS inquiry on energy efficiency, January 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to public consultation on Draft Scottish Energy Strategy, 30 May 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/internationalpublicpolicyinstitute/centreforenergypolicy/consultat...
 
Description Response to public consultation on the Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme, 30 May 2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/internationalpublicpolicyinstitute/centreforenergypolicy/consultat...
 
Description Exploring the Macro Economic Impact of Household Insulation on the Scottish Economy (EPSRC Impact Accelerator)
Amount £7,035 (GBP)
Organisation University of Strathclyde 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description Making the macroeconomic case for energy policy actions? Energy efficiency and CCS in the UK
Amount £18,521 (GBP)
Organisation University of Strathclyde 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Making the macroeconomic case for energy policy actions? Energy efficiency in Scotland and the UK
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation University of Strathclyde 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Title 2010 UK Social Accounting Matrix with disaggregated households 
Description For the needs of the work conducted under Work Package 4 the households type of final consumers of the 2010 UK Social Accounting Matrix, developed by the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, has been disaggregated into 5 households quintiles based in the weekly income of each household. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It allows to simulate scenarios where specific household income groups are improving their energy efficiency or more broadly change their consumption behaviour. 
 
Title The 2010 UK Social Accounting Matrix disaggregated by household income quintiles (version 2) 
Description "This dataset currently consists of one excel file which contains the UK Social Accounting Matrix for 2010, with households being disaggregated by quintile of weekly income. The dataset has been used to study the impact of energy efficiency improvements targeted to different household income groups as part of the work conducted under Work Package 4 of the EPSRC-funded project 'Energy Saving Innovations and Economy-Wide Rebound Effects'. This is an updated version of the original dataset using an improved methodology to disaggregate the households" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Description Antonios Katris poster at All Energy conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A poster by Antonios Katris was featured on the poster session of the All Energy conference in Glasgow on the 4th-5th May 2016. The poster was titled 'Multiplier analysis of re-spending rebound effects' and was focused on the findings from the work done as part of Working Package 2 of this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=ak---all-energy-poster-final.pdf&site=440
 
Description Antonios Katris poster at ESEE conference Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Antonios Katris had a poster featured at the poster session of the 11th International conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics which was hosted by the University of Leeds on the 30th June until the 3rd July 2015. The poster titled 'Carbon 'hotspots' in global supply chains: an inter-regional input-output analysis' presented the main elements of the input-output methodology used to develop the Carbon Saving Multiplier under Work Package 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Antonios Katris presentation at All Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Antonios Katris presented at the 'Centre for Energy: How policy shapes markets in energy goods and services' session, which was part of the 'Business Energy Efficiency Seminar' of the All Energy Exhibition and Conference, hosted in Glasgow on the 10th and 11th May 2017. His presentation was titled '£20 million impulse for energy efficiency in Scotland: what's the impact?' and reflected on the potential impact of a £20 millions spending on energy efficiency measures by the Scottish Government. He reflected on the gains of the short-term increased construction activity, while highlighting the long-lasting impact of improved energy efficiency under different scenarios of where the measures are targeted and what their effectiveness might be.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Antonios Katris presentation at IAEE conference Bergen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given by Antonios Katris in the 'Rebound Effects, Prices and Information' concurrent session of the 39th IAEE international conference in Bergen, Norway. The presentation was titled 'Indirect Rebound Involving Embodied Energy Use in Re-spending Decisions. How Do We Treat Negative Multiplier Effects in Energy Supply Chains?' and discussed how a Carbon Saving Multiplier can be used to study and report rebound effects without the discrepancies of traditional rebound indicator. The content of the presentation was drawn from the work done under Working Package 2 of this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cied.ac.uk/documents/ak-bergen-presentation.pptx
 
Description Antonios Katris presentation at RSAI-BIS conference Newquay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Antonios Katris presented at the conference of the Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section, which was hosted in Newquay from the 30th of August 2016 until the 1st of September 2016. The presentation was titled 'The benefits of using Regional Input Output tables and the importance of region-specific satellite emissions data'. The presentation focused on how the use of region-specific emissions data could boost the accuracy of the Carbon Savings Multiplier, developed as part of Work Package 2, and subsequently the credibility of the analytical results derived from using CSM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Energy efficiency plan should bring valuable extra benefits - Agenda piece published on 5th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16207001.agenda-energy-efficiency-plan-should-bring-valuable-...
 
Description Fiona Riddoch presentation at afternoon session of CEP EPSRC end-of-project event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Fiona Riddoch gave a presentation at the afternoon session of the EPSRC end-of-project event organised by CEP at Church House, Westminster, London on the 2nd February 2017. Her presentation was titled "Energy efficiency policy: the different approaches" and demonstrated how energy efficiency measures are included as part of existing and proposed energy policy packages at Scotland, UK and European level. She discussed what are the key differences in the policy options adopted at each level and how economy-wide modelling like CGE could aid in understanding the socio-economic impact of those policy options.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gioele Figus poster at All Energy conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A poster by Gioele Figus was featured in the poster session of the All Energy conference in Glasgow on the 4th-5th May 2016. The poster was titled 'Asymmetric rebound effects across different household income groups' and was focused on the findings from the work done as part of Working Package 4 of this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=gf---poster-a1.pdf&site=440
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at All Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017, Glasgow, 10 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gioele Figus presented at the 'Sustainable cities: Energy efficiency and retrofit' session of the All Energy Exhibition and Conference, which was hosted in Glasgow on the 10th and 11th May 2017. His presentation, titled 'Is there an argument to fund household energy efficiency from the public purse?', highlighted the macroeconomic impacts of a 10% households energy efficiency improvement, while discussing how different funding options influence the adjustment pattern of the economy. Moreover, he presented how targeting only the lowest income households influences not only the adjustment pattern of the economy under the different funding option, but also the long-run results obtained by the energy efficiency improvements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at All Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017, Glasgow, 11 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gioele Figus provided the closing presentation of the 'Centre for Energy Policy: How policy shapes markets in energy goods and services' session, which was part of the 'Business Energy Efficiency Seminar' of the All Energy Exhibition and Conference, hosted in Glasgow on the 10th and 11th May 2017. His presentation reflected on the key points raised by other Centre for Energy Policy team members during their presentations in the same session. Moreover, he provided some insights from the research work under this EPSRC-funded project regarding the winners and losers from energy efficiency improvements and the potential economy-wide benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at EAERE conference Athens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gioele Figus gave a presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in Athens, Greece, on the 30th June 2017. His presentation was titled "Can technical improvement in motor vehicles reduce refined fuels use?" and discussed how technical progress in vehicles, one of the factors that deliver private transportation, can impact the use of refined fuels. Moreover, it was indicated that this technical progress can also lead to an economic stimulus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at ESEE conference Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gioele Figus presented at the 11th International conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics which was hosted by the University of Leeds on the 30th June until the 3rd July 2015. The presentation titled 'Increased households energy efficiency: can it boost the Scottish economy?' was based on the findings of the work conducted under Work Package 1. During the presentation it was highlighted how a 5% energy efficiency improvement across all Scottish households has the potential to deliver multiple and long-lasting socio-economic benefits to the Scottish economy including economic expansion and a simultaneous reduction in energy use across the economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esee2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/0565.pdf
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at Engage with Strathclyde CEP event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the 3rd of May 2016 CEP hosted an event on 'Economy-wide Rebound: Understanding economy-wide impacts of increased energy efficiency'. The event was part of the Engage with Strathclyde week and it was the end of year 1 stakeholder event that was included in the funding proposal. CEP team member Gioele Figus gave a presentation titled 'Can the rebound effect reduce fuel poverty?'. The presentation was based on the findings of the work conducted under Work Package 4 of this EPSRC project and demonstrated the connection between economic expansion driven by increased energy efficiency measures and rebound effects. It then went on to highlight how our understanding of the mechanisms that trigger this economic expansion can be used to tackle fuel poverty in low income households.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=gf-engage-2016v2.pdf&site=440
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at IAEE conference Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gioele Figus gave a presentation at the 15th International Association for Energy Economics European Conference in Vienna, Austria, on the 4th September 2017. His presentation was titled "Can technical improvement in motor vehicles reduce refined fuels use?" and discussed how technical progress in vehicles, one of the factors that deliver private transportation, can impact the use of refined fuels. Moreover, it was indicated that this technical progress can also lead to an economic stimulus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at RSAI-BIS conference Newquay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Gioele Figus presented at the conference of the Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section, which was hosted in Newquay from the 30th of August 2016 until the 1st of September 2016. The presentation was titled 'Energy efficiency, fuel poverty and rebound: multiple benefits trade-off and asymmetries'. The presentation focused on the differences in rebound effects observed in different income households when their oil and electricity efficiency is improved. It also discussed the adjustment path of the economy as a result of the alternative options to fund energy efficiency improvements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Gioele Figus presentation at afternoon session of CEP EPSRC end-of-project event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gioele Figus gave a presentation during the afternoon session of the CEP organised stakeholder event for the end of the EPSRC project. The event took place on the 2nd February 2017 at Church House in Westminster, London. The presentation titled "Is there an argument to fund household energy efficiency from the public purse?" draw on the findings of the Work Package 4 working paper co-authored by Gioele Figus, Karen Turner, Peter McGregor and Antonios Katris. The main focus of the presentation was how different household income quintiles are impacted as a result of the introduction of energy efficiency improvement measures to all households or just the lowest 20% households in terms of income. Furthermore,it was discussed what is the socio-economic impact of choosing to fund those improvements by either introducing additional taxation or reallocating government budget.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Grant Allan presentation at CEP CGE-TIMES workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Grant Allan gave the opening presentation of the CGE-TIMES workshop organised by the Centre for Energy Policy on the 9th November 2016. His presentation titled "Workshop: Linking CGE and TIMES models" briefly described the current circumstances in climate and energy policy, presented the modelling capacity of the Centre for Energy Policy and the Fraser of Allander Institute, both at the University of Strathclyde, and outlined the intended goals of the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner and Fiona Riddoch article at The Herald 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article by Karen Turner and Fiona Riddoch on the multiple potential socio-economic benefits of the introduction of improved energy efficiency measures, drawing on the Work Package 4 work conducted by Gioele Figus and Karen Turner, has been featured in the Scottish Newspaper The Herald on the 13th of October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner and Fiona Riddoch publication at Scottish Construction Now 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A blog post version of the article by Karen Turner and Fiona Riddoch, which was featured in The Herald on the 13th October 2016, was published on the trade website Scottish Construction Now. The focus of the blog post was on the multiple potential socio-economic benefits of the introduction of improved energy efficiency measures and was based on the Work Package 4 work conducted by Gioele Figus and Karen Turner. The blog article was posted on the 17th October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/15262/blog-energy-efficiency-deserves-a-place-in-any-stimulus...
 
Description Karen Turner and Gioele Figus presentation to BEIS CCS and HMT CGE modelling teams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner and Gioele Figus on the 12th January 2018 gave a presentation to BEIS CCS and HMT CGE modelling teams. The presentation was titled "ECOMOD-CCS Economy-wide modelling of carbon capture and storage systems: Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?". The focus was on making the macroeconomic case for CCS which is the topic of a funding proposal submitted to ESRC but also a 'primer' project funded through the EPSRC Impact Accelerator and is linked to this EPSRC project. Through the presentation, which served as a guide to a facilitated discussion, Karen and Gioele discussed the motivation and research questions of both projects, but also provided information on the methodology that will applied.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner and Gioele Figus presentation to BEIS energy efficiency and HMT CGE modelling teams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner and Gioele Figus presented on the 12th January 2018 to the BEIS energy efficiency and HMT CGE modelling teams. The presentation was titled "Economy-wide CGE modelling of the wider economy impacts of increased energy efficiency" and presented lessons learned regarding the multiple benefits of energy efficiency improvements, both from the main body of this EPSRC project and the associated Impact Accelerator-funded project that was exploring the potential impact in Scotland of an announced £20 million spend as part of a post-Brexit economic stimulus package. Throughout the presentation, the methodological approach that has been used was discussed along with key findings from modelling energy efficiency improvements both in the UK and Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner and Oluwafisayo Alabi meeting with CCS Advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner and Oluwafisayo Alabi participated in a meeting with stakeholders from the Carbon Capture and Storage Advisory group in Glasgow on the 13th February 2018. During the meeting they gave a brief presentation titled "ECOMOD-CCS Economy-wide modelling of carbon capture and storage systems: Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?" which provides an overview of the associated EPSRC Impact Accelerator project, as well as the proposed narratives in the proposed larger scale project. The meeting covered a number of topics including the timeframe of delivery of project output, as well as how to link the Impact Accelerator project to related government projects and potential additional stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner and Oluwafisayo Alabi meeting with SCCS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner and Oluwafisayo Alabi participated in a meeting with stakeholders from the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage in Edinburgh on the 7th February 2018. During the meeting they gave a brief presentation titled "ECOMOD-CCS Economy-wide modelling of carbon capture and storage systems: Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?" which provides an overview of the associated EPSRC Impact Accelerator project, as well as the proposed narratives in the proposed larger scale project. The scope of the meeting was to update the group on the outcomes of a previous meeting with BEIS-HMT modelling team and get additional feedback on the proposed project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner blog post: How Scotland could make the most of its energy efficiency policies (and why the rebound effect could be a good thing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article was posted on the blog of the University of Sussex. It consists of a reflection on the outcomes of the event organised by CEP and ClimateXChange and hosted by the Scottish government titled "How Scotland could make the most of its energy efficiency policies".

(to be completed)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/2015/07/13/how-scotland-could-make-the-most-of-its-energ...
 
Description Karen Turner blog post: Increasing energy efficiency, improving household incomes and boosting the economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog post has been published on the website of the International Public Policy Institute at the University of Strathclyde, titled "Increasing energy efficiency, improving household incomes and boosting the economy". The post is driven by the Scottish Government announcement of £20m worth of investment in energy efficiency measures. Through the post it is briefly explained how such an investment has the potential to trigger significant economy-wide long-lasting socio-economic benefits. This post is based on the published policy briefing titled "How Improving Household Efficiency Could Boost the Scottish Economy".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.strath.ac.uk/research/internationalpublicpolicyinstitute/ourblog/september2016/increasing...
 
Description Karen Turner comment on Existing Homes Alliance press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner commented on an Existing Homes Alliance call for greater investment in energy efficiency in Scotland. The comment welcomed the Scottish Government plan to invest £20million in energy efficiency measures as a post- EU referendum stimulus package while pointing out that research findings of this EPSRC project indicate that energy efficiency improvements have the potential to alleviate fuel poverty of low income households by freeing up disposable income while acting as a driver for wider economic expansion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://existinghomesalliancescotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/EXHA_Economists_stimulus_Sept2...
 
Description Karen Turner interview in BBC Scotland 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner was invited in a discussion about fracking in Scotland featured on BBC news-show Scotland 2016 on the 27th September 2016. During the discussion, she pointed out that natural gas is a key component of the petrochemical industry upstream supply chain. However, as identified in our work under Work Package 2, the upstream supply chain of petrochemical industries, or indeed most industrial sectors, is not contained within the territorial borders of Scotland or the UK but extends internationally. Therefore, some of the imports of natural gas that are required for these industries originate from countries like the USA where unconventional gas extraction is a widespread method.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner keynote at EEIC conference, Lisbon 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project's principal investigator Karen Turner was invited to give a keynote speech at the inaugural Energy Economics Iberian Conference in Lisbon. The lecture included a wider discussion on rebound effects as a concept, drawing results from published work on Working Package 2 to demonstrate to problems identified with rebound as an indicator. Furthermore the research under Working Package 1 were used as example on how economy-wide rebound effects can be modeled using CGE techniques, while the results of Working Package 1 served as a case study on how reduction of rebound effects does not necessarily hinder economic expansion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner keynote at Scotland Policy conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner was invited to give a keynote presentation at the Scotland Policy conference in Edinburgh on the 26th of May 2016. The presentation was titled 'Next steps for renewable energy in Scotland -funding, development and policy priorities' and an important part of the presentation discussed the benefits/challenges in implementing consumer-based policies. The presentation was closely tied to the concept of Energy Demand Trilemma that the Centre for Energy Policy, which leads this EPSRC project, had a lead role in developing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=kt-26-may-16--scotland-policy-conferences.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner meeting with ZEP Network Technology working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner participated in a meeting with stakeholders from the Zero Emissions Platform Network Technology working group on the 13th February 2018. During the meeting they gave a brief presentation titled "ECOMOD-CCS Economy-wide modelling of carbon capture and storage systems: Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?" which provides an overview of the associated EPSRC Impact Accelerator project, as well as the proposed narratives in the proposed larger scale project. The scope of the meeting was to discuss the international context of the CCS debate and how this could be included in the Impact Accelerator project. Moreover, it was explored whether there are areas that may be useful for comparison across countries that are yet to or already partaking in CCS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at All Energy Exhibition and Conference 2017, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner presented at the 'Sustainable cities: Energy efficiency and retrofit' session of the All Energy Exhibition and Conference, which took place in Glasgow on the 10th and 11th May 2017. Her presentation, titled 'A multiple benefits perspective on energy efficiency', provided an overview of the lessons learned from the research conducted under this research project over the potential multiple benefits of improved energy efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at All Energy conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A presentation was given by Karen Turner at the 'Sustainable Transport' session of the All Energy conference in Glasgow on the 4th-5th May 2016. The presentation was titled 'Reducing rebound without sacrificing macroeconomic benefits of increased energy efficiency in public transport provision' and was focused on the findings from the work done as part of Working Package 1 of this EPSRC project. during the presentation it was discussed how the improved energy efficiency in alternatives to service providers that are generally energy intensive can lead to reduction of the rebound effect without a sacrificing the macroeconomic benefits that come as a result of improved energy efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=karenturner-strathclyde-allenergy2016.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at All-Energy 2018 conference, Glasgow, 2nd May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation at the 'Positive steps towards onsite industry decarbonisation' session of the All-Energy conference and exhibition in Glasgow. The presentation, titled "The potential economy-wide impacts of carbon capture, use and storage", communicated the findings of the Impact Accelerator funded project associated with this EPSRC project. It was highlighted that policy stakeholders mainly see CCUS as a means to enable the sustained contribution of sectors in which investments have already taken place. To support this view the outcomes of input-output multiplier analysis have been presented. Furthermore, there has been a discussion regarding how the cost of CCUS is distributed across the economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at BEIS meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner presented at a meeting with analysts from the department for Business, Industry and Energy Strategy on the 16th March 2017. The presentation was titled 'Economy-wide CGE modelling of the 'multiple benefits' of increased energy efficiency' drawn on the findings of work packages 4 and 5. The presentation had two different focus points the first being the potential benefits from residential energy efficiency improvement and the associated demand-driven economic expansion, which is directly influenced by the type (in terms of income) of households targeted. The other focus point has the productivity-driven expansion associated with industrial energy efficiency improvement, demonstrating the different impacts of improvements in sectors with different characteristics in terms of energy-intensity of production and volume of exports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at CEP CGE-TIMES workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation in the CEP organised workshop on the link between CGE and TIMES models. The presentation was titled "Overview of current macroeconomic modelling situation: Why might linking CGE and Times models be important for UK policymakers?". The presentation discussed the current situation regarding CGE and TIMES modelling as well as what drove the discussion on developing a link between the two models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at CEP advisory board meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during the CEP advisory board meeting on the 28th February 2016. The presentation titled "Update on CEP activity on energy efficiency, with focus on the EPSRC EUED project EP/M00760X/1" was an update on the activities of CEP associated with this EPSRC project as well as the the future plans for additional work that will be based on the work already conducted under this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at CEP event 'Emissions, Cleaner Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency: Different perspectives of EU 20-20-20' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Policy-focused presentation at 'Emissions, Cleaner Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency: Different perspectives of EU 20-20-20' event hosted by Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde. CEP is where the core project team is based. Took this opportunity, early in the project, to introduce the ideas explored in the project with a presentation titled "Economic benefits of energy efficiency and rebound effects?". This involves focusing on the need to consider the issue of unanticipated rebound effects in considering energy efficiency policies, emphasising the fact that rebound is strongly linked to benefits of economic expansion.

Given the early stage of project the main impact was the chance to discuss with peers how project could progress.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=economic-benefits-of-energy-efficiency-and-rebound-effects.pdf...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at CEP event at Scottish Government, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event was co-organised by Strathclyde CEP (also the current project team) and the ClimateXChange team at ECCI (Univ. Edinburgh), hosted by Scottish Government and attended by colleagues from Scottish energy policy, industry and research communities. The other speakers were drawn from the Scottish and international research communities. On the same day insights into some initial project work that included findings from Work Package 1, 4 and 5 were presented under the title 'Industrial Energy Efficiency and Productivity-led Growth'. The presentation was aiming to provide an insight on some early findings that were coming as a result of working with the CGE model, indicating the different responses to improved energy efficiency at the industrial level.

(to be completed)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=industrial-energy-efficiency-and-productivity-led-growth.pdf&s...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at EAERE conference, Athens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists hosted in Athens, Greece, on the 30th June 2017. Her presentation was titled "Making the case for supporting broad energy efficiency programmes: impacts on household incomes and other economic benefits". The presentation mainly focused on the economy-wide socio-economic impacts of a 10% efficiency improvement in residential energy use. During the presentation it was demonstrated that the impact is closely related to the targeted households, with different impacts observed when the improvements take place for all households compared to the case where only the lowest income households are targeted. Moreover, it was discussed what is the adjustment pattern of the economy when different methods of paying for for the improvements are modeled.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at ESEE conference Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner presented at the 11th International conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics which was hosted by the University of Leeds on the 30th June until the 3rd July 2015. The presentation titled 'International spillover and rebound effects from increased energy efficiency in Germany' was based on the findings of the work conducted under Work Package 5. During the presentation it was highlighted how a 10% energy efficiency improvement either in all German production sectors or just the manufacturing sectors can drive industries to relocate their activities to Germany, essentially creating the conditions for a 'reverse pollution haven'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.esee2015.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/0568.pdf
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at ETP Emporium, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner presented during the 'Socio-Economic Development, Green Jobs & Skills' session of the Energy Innovation Emporium, organised by the Energy Technology Emporium on the 31st May 2017. Her presentation, titled 'The need to investigate socio-economic and skills impact of energy policy actions and new innovations', reflected on the multiple benefits that can be achieved through energy efficiency improvements, as was found by the research conducted under this EPSRC-funded project. Moreover, she highlighted the potential impact of £20 million spent by the Scottish Government on energy efficiency improvement measures, based on the findings of the associated Impact Accelerator project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at ETP-SHFCA meeting Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during a meeting organised by Energy Technology Partnership and Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and hosted by the University of Edinburgh on the 5th April 2017. The presentation was titled 'Multiple benefits of energy storage? The need to take a wider policy perspective" and was drawing on lessons learned from this EPSRC project; especially on the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, a concept which is core in most work packages of this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Energy Demand Trilemma event at the House of Commons in London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given as an introduction to an event organised by the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde at the House of Commons to launch the suggestion of Demand Side Trilemma, a concept similar to the established energy Trilemma, argued here to be more supply focussed. Given the nature of this EPSRC-funded project, focussing on energy efficiency in end use energy demand, it was an excellent opportunity to reach a wider audience to talk about both the new trilemma ideas and work on/outputs of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/cross-functional/ippi/centreforenergypolicy/Demand_side_trilemma_brie...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Energy Demand Trilemma event in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given as an introduction to an event organised by the Centre for Energy Policy in University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, to launch the suggestion of Demand Side Trilemma, a concept similar to the established energy Trilemma, argued here to be more supply focussed. Given the nature of this EPSRC-funded project, focussing on energy efficiency in end use energy demand, it was an excellent opportunity to reach a wider audience to talk about both the new trilemma ideas and work on/outputs of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/cross-functional/ippi/centreforenergypolicy/Demand_side_trilemma_brie...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Energy Saving Trust London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the event that was held at the Energy Saving Trust offices in Edinburgh , a presentation was given at the Energy Saving Trust offices in London on the 27th of July 2016. The presentation was titled 'Reconsidering rebound effects'. During the presentation an overview of the methods, current findings and goals of this EPSRC project was given to the members of the Energy Saving Trust. The presentation was tied to presentations by other members of the Centre for Energy Policy Team, which leads this EPSRC project, in order to facilitate the identification of areas where CEP and Energy Saving Trust could collaborate, by using the methods developed under this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Energy Scotland Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner was invited to give a presentation at the 10th Energy Scotland Conference organised by the Scottish Energy Association in Glasgow on the 23rd February 2017. Her presentation was titled "From the Scottish Energy Strategy to new policy?". The presentation was motivated by the publication of the Scottish Energy Strategy draft, which proposes the investment of £10 billion for energy efficiency improvements under the Scottish Energy Efficiency Programme. During the presentation it was discussed what are the devolved government options and barriers in convincing private actors (households and firms) to contribute to funding the necessary energy efficiency improvement measures in order to gain the multiple associated socio-economic benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wearesea.com/events/2322017-10th-power-scotland-conference/
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Engage Week, Glasgow, 1st May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during an event hosted as part of the Engage with Strathclyde week, which took place in Glasgow on the 1st May 2018. The presentation was titled "Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?" and was drawing on the work conducted as part of the Impact Accelerator project associated with this EPSRC project. The presentation reflected upon the narratives that can be built around the deployment of CCS in the UK, focusing on the sustained contribution narrative that has received more attention by stakeholders with whom the project team has engaged. Furthermore, the analytical evidence that support this narratives have been presented as well as areas where further consideration is required such as who pays for CCS, directly or indirectly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Engage with Strathclyde CEP event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the 3rd of May 2016 CEP hosted an event on 'Economy-wide Rebound: Understanding economy-wide impacts of increased energy efficiency'. The event was part of the Engage with Strathclyde week and it was the end of year 1 stakeholder event that was included in the funding proposal. Karen Turner gave an opening presentation in which the different work packages of the project were spelled out to the attendees, highlighting the interesting results that was been obtained so far, while raising questions on how the methods of the project could be used in further research project with a Scottish rather than UK focus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=kt-engage030516-introv2.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Fraser of Allander Institute anniversary seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the 40th anniversary seminar of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI), a presentation was given highlighting the collaboration of Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) with FAI on this EPSRC project and other activities. The presentation, titled 'Current collaborative FAI/CEP research on energy policy issues', offered a reflection on the key components of this EPSRC funded project both in terms of research areas and project partners. Furthermore the outputs of the project were presented to the attendees, mainly focusing on the published journal article on German industrial energy efficiency which is part of Work Package 5, the published policy brief that draws on the results of the submitted (and also published as an occasional) paper from Work Package 2 as well as the findings from the work on Work Package 1.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Holyrood Magazine event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner presented at the Holyrood Magazine event on "Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Sector Buildings", which was hosted in Edinburgh on the 5th December 2017. The presentation, titled "Does Energy Efficiency Deliver Wider Macroeconomic Benefits?", drawn on lessons learned from this EPSRC-funded project regarding the potential benefits from the implementation of energy efficiency improvement measures. Moreover, it included lessons learned from an associated EPSRC Impact Accelerator project that explored, among other, the economy-wide impact of increased energy efficiency in public sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Holyrood event on fuel poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Holyrood Policy event on fuel poverty titled "The economic benefits of increased household energy efficiency across the UK". This work aimed to elaborate on the findings from the earlier work on Work Package 4. The presentation discussed how energy efficiency coupled with rebound effects does reduce fuel poverty but with low income households rebounding in their energy use. The audience found this useful in the discussion as low income households often do not use enough energy (i.e. under-heat their homes).

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=economic-benefits-of-increased-household-energy-efficiency-acr...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at IAEE conference Bergen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given by Karen Turner in the 'Rebound Effects, Prices and Information' concurrent session of the 39th IAEE international conference in Bergen, Norway. The presentation was titled 'Reducing Rebound Without Sacrificing Macroeconomic Benefits of Increased Energy Efficiency' and discussed how rebound and macroeconomic benefits can be decoupled by improving energy efficiency in sectors that are offering alternatives to services that are generally considered as energy intensive. The content of the presentation was drawn from the work done under Working Package 1 of this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.iaee.org/iaee2016/submissions/Presentations/Turner%20et%20al_Presentation_IAEE2016.pptx
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at IEA internal seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A complete and refined version of the work titled 'International spillover and rebound effects from increased energy efficiency in Germany' was presented at an internal seminar for International Energy Agency staff.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at IEA lunchtime seminar, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during a lunchtime seminar organised by the International Energy Agency at their offices in Paris on the 1st February 2018. The presentation, titled "The role of economy-wide modelling in considering the 'macroeconomic case' for energy policy actions? Energy efficiency and CCS in the UK", walked the participants through the potential ways in which economy-wide modelling could impact policy. During the seminar, Karen Turner presented key findings from this EPSRC project as well as the completed Scottish economic stimulus package Impact Accelerator project, linked to it, that demonstrate the information available to policy makers, as well as high level information on the methodology required to obtain these information. Moreover, it was discussed what the potential contribution of the two ongoing Impact Accelerator projects, on CCS and Scotland's Energy Efficiency Programme, could be.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at KAPSARC research workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Karen Turner was invited to present on a research workshop on 'Modelling Energy Demand and Efficiency' organised by KAPSARC in London on the 22nd of March 2016. The presentation was titled 'Energy Efficiency, Rebound and Societal Welfare' and featured the latest findings from all the work packages of the project, mainly focusing though on the arguments raised as part of Work Package 1 on how rebound can be limited without losing the associated macroeconomic benefits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=kt-kapsarc-march2016-research-fish.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at KAPSARC-IEA workshop, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation at the "Decarbonising oil: the role of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (CO2-EOR) workshop" that was organised by KAPSARC and IEA in Paris, France on the 30th and 31st January 2018. The presentation was titled "Measuring and communicating the wider economic value generated by CO2-EOR: multipliers and narratives" and focused on the potential narratives that could be used, when addressing different audiences, to promote CCS. The presentation drawn lessons learned from this EPSRC project but also reflects on types of narratives that will be explored as part of the associated Impact Accelerator project which focuses on developing consensus around the narratives that will enable to make the macroeconomic case for the development of CCS in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Ofgem lunchtime seminar, London, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation at a lunchtime seminar at the Ofgem office in London, in November 2018, tittled "Energy saving innovations and economy-wide rebound effects". The presentation provided an overview of the findings thought this EPSRC project as well as the associated Impact Accelerator projects. It also briefly discussed the methodology used throughout these projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at SHFCA-CEP Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This presentation was given as an introduction to a joint event by the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association and the Centre for Energy Policy, where this EPSRC project is based. During the presentation it was demonstrated that rebound effects are a consequence of reduced cost of delivering energy savings but at the same time reducing them does not necessarily translate into reduced macroeconomic growth. The findings from Working Package 1 were used as an example to support the claims. Following the presentation there were a number of interested parties that were seeking further information on the project and were discussing on how the work of CEP could be adjusted to meet the needs of their organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at SPREEE meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner was invited to give a speech at the Scottish Parliament cross party group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SPREEE) meeting on the 17th of November 2016. Her speech, titled "Energy Efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority", highlighted that energy efficiency improvements can be the means to achieve economic expansion, among other socio-economic benefits, which in turn can help reduce fuel and absolute poverty in low income households. Moreover, it was pointed out that the broader the reach of energy efficiency improvement measures, the bigger the returns which in turn help fund those improvements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Scottish Government IO Expert Users Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scottish Government IO expert users group consists of members from different backgrounds, statisticians, academics, practitioners etc., that are using IO or have worked on the construction of IO tables. The material presented was an early draft of a policy briefing that draw results from a Working Package 2 academic paper. The main goal was to present the key results and get feedback on both the appeal that these results would have to an audience of policy makers as well as the presentation of those results.
The presentation fueled a really useful discussion with the attendees. Due to their experience in engaging with policy makers, the feedback we received was rather helpful in tailoring what was an early draft of the policy brief so that is more suitable for the audience that the policy brief is targeting. As a result of the comments we received, a number of changes were made both to the content and the presentation style of our policy brief.

Following the presentation a member of Zero Waste Scotland saw potential in the approach followed in the paper from which the policy brief derived. As a result there has been suggested a potential collaboration between CEP and Zero Waste Scotland that is now the subject of an intended application to the University of Strathclyde EPSRC Impact and Innovation Fund .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at Scottish Government meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A presentation was given in a meeting with Scottish Government civil servants. The meeting took place in the Scottish Government offices in Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, on the 5th September 2017 and was attended by civil servants from across Scotland through video conference. The presentation mainly focused on the lessons learned from an EPSRC Impact Accelerator (IAA) project exploring the potential economy-wide impacts from a £20 million spending from the Scottish Government on improving the energy efficiency of public buildings and the residence of low income households. In addition to this specific project though, the presentation reflected on lessons learned from the wider EPSRC project that this IAA project was based on.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at UCD Energy Institute Symposium at linked seminar hosted by Economic and Social Research Insitute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A tailored version of the work titled 'Reducing economy-wide rebound without sacrificing macroeconomic benefits?' which draws on findings of Working Package 1 was presented at 'UCD Energy Institute and Electricity Research Centre Symposium' hosted by the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. As in the presentation in the UCL workshop, during the presentation it was demonstrated how it is possible to reduce the economy wide rebound effect, triggered by an improvement of energy efficiency in inland transportation (road and rail), without sacrificing macroeconomic benefits. Furthermore the presentation provided an opportunity to familiarize the audience with some of the features of the UKENVI CGE model that is used in this EPSRC funded project. However this time the results were communicated to a wider and more versatile audience.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=reducing-economy-wide-rebound-without-sacrificing-macro-econom...
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at UCD workshop on "Consumers, Economics and Energy Systems" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given at a workshop organised by the University College Dublin on "Consumers, Economics and Energy Systems". The presentation was titled "Multiple benefits: economic expansion, household incomes and economy-wide rebound" and was focusing on the multiple socio-economic benefits that can be obtained by implementing policies to improve energy efficiency. A significant part of the presentation was allocated in demonstrating the socio-economic impact of improving household energy efficiency. It was also extensively discussed whether policies should target all the households or just the low income ones and what would be the macro-economic consequences of opting to fund these policies through the government budget or via increased taxation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at UCL workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of the work and findings of Working Package 1, titled 'Reducing economy-wide rebound without sacrificing macroeconomic benefits?', at an internal event hosted by UCL Energy Institute. During the presentation it was demonstrated how it is possible to reduce the economy wide rebound effect, triggered by an improvement of energy efficiency in inland transportation (road and rail), without sacrificing macroeconomic benefits. Furthermore the presentation provided an opportunity to familiarize the audience with some of the features of the UKENVI CGE model that is used in this EPSRC funded project.

(to be completed)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at UKLPG annual conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given at the UKLPG annual conference in Edinburgh on the 26th of May 2016. The presentation was titled 'Role of low-carbon energy services in decoupling rebound and economic benefits of energy efficiency'. The main point of discussion was how an energy efficiency improvement on a sector that is offering an alternative to a service that is generally considered energy intensive, can lead to a reduction of the associated rebound without sacrificing the macroeconomic benefits. The presentation highlighted the importance/benefits of shifting our thinking towards service provision rather than materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=kt-uklpg-26may16.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at ZEP event, Brussels, 26th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation at the ZEP 'Low Emission, High Ambition: a Just Transition to an Net-Zero Europe' event that took place in Brussels on the 26th September 2018. The presentation titled "Economic narratives for a 'just transition'? discussed some insights emerging from the Impact Accelerator project focusing on CCS and also the analysis of international input-output data using the methodology applied in WP2 of the main EPSRC project. As reflected in the title of the presentation the discussions revolved our the concept of just transition to a low-carbon economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at afternoon session of CEP EPSRC end-of-project event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during the afternoon session of the CEP organised stakeholder event for the end of the EPSRC project. The event took place on the 2nd February 2017 at Church House in Westminster, London. The presentation titled "Can we decouple economic expansion and rebound effects?" focused on the findings of the work conducted under Work Package 1. The multiple benefits of energy efficiency improvements have been highlighted while it was discussed how employing the appropriate policy option (taxation, subsidies etc) or improving factor productivity could lead to the decoupling of socio-economic and rebound effect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at morning session of CEP EPSRC end-of-project event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation during the morning session of the CEP organised stakeholder event for the end of the EPSRC project. The event took place on the 2nd February 2017 at Church House in Westminster, London. The presentation titled "Energy efficiency: international spillover and rebound effects" reflected on the Work Package 5 paper co-authored with Simon Koesler and Kim Swales, which explores the spillover effects of an energy efficiency improvement in German industries using a global CGE model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Karen Turner presentation at second workshop of Smart Energy Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given at the second workshop of the Smart Energy Forum, which was hosted by the Centre for Energy Policy at the Collins Building of the University of Strathclyde. The presentation was titled 'Economy wide effects: the macro economic impacts of energy system changes'. The presentation focused, among other elements, to the multiple and long-lasting socio-economic benefits that can be obtained by introducing improved household energy efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner presentation for Energy Saving Trust Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following an expressed interest by the Energy Saving Trust on the work done for this EPSRC project, a presentation was given at the Energy Saving Trust offices in Edinburgh on the 27th of June 2016. The presentation was titled 'Reconsidering rebound effects'. During the presentation an overview of the methods, current findings and goals of this EPSRC project was given to the members of the Energy Saving Trust. The presentation was tied to presentations by other members of the Centre for Energy Policy Team, which leads this EPSRC project, in order to facilitate the identification of areas where CEP and Energy Saving Trust could collaborate, by using the methods developed under this EPSRC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=strathcep-est-scotland-27june16.pdf&site=440
 
Description Karen Turner presentation for Scottish Government, Edinburgh, 6th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Karen Turner gave a presentation titled "Potential economic impacts of the Energy Efficient Scotland programme" at the Scottish Government offices in Edinburgh on the 6th June 2018. The presentation included the key findings from the Impact Accelerator programme, linked to this EPSRC project, that has focused on the Energy Efficient Scotland programme and it potential impact on the Scottish economy. The presentation highlighted the qualitative impacts that could be anticipated, while reflecting on the drivers of those impacts that will ultimately determine the magnitude of the outcomes from EES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Karen Turner presentation for Scottish Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact During a meeting with representatives from Transport Scotland, a presentation was given titled 'Modelling household choice between public and private transport options'. The material presented included a brief outline of the key components of this EPSRC-funded project while focusing on the findings from work on Working Package 1 that were relevant to Transport Scotland. Transport Scotland has expressed interest on the work done by the Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) and the meeting was held to explore ways in which CEP and Transport Scotland could collaborate in the future on Scottish applications of the work being done in the project. As such the presentation also helped in demonstrating how the methodologies developed in this EPSRC-funded project can be used to explore additional research questions to the ones that are already in the scope of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Karen Turner, Oluwafisayo Alabi and Gioele Figus meeting with SG IO team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Karen Turner, Oluwafisayo Alabi and Gioele Figus participated in a meeting with stakeholders from the Scottish Government IO team in Edinburgh on the 7th February 2018. During the meeting they gave a brief presentation titled "ECOMOD-CCS Economy-wide modelling of carbon capture and storage systems: Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?" which provides an overview of the associated EPSRC Impact Accelerator project, as well as the proposed narratives in the proposed larger scale project. The scope of the meeting was to discuss on how an economy-wide model could be build up to include CCS industrial sector(s) and the data requirements to develop this model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kim Swales presentation at morning session of CEP EPSRC end-of-project event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Kim Swales gave a presentation at the morning session of the EPRSC end-of-project event organised by CEP at Church House, Westminster, London on the 2nd February 2017. The presentation, titled "Thoughts on using national or international CGE approaches", offered a reflection on the CGE models, their strengths and weaknesses. It was demonstrated how CGE compares to other multi-sectoral models, what is its structure and how it can be used to enhance our conceptual thought. Moreover, there has been discussion over the usefulness of Regional, National and Global CGE models for different types of analytical scenarios while reflecting on the additional implementation difficulties derived by the increasing number of countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newsletter: An update on Strathclyde and CIED's EPSRC-funded project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact This newsletter has been produced in collaboration with the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand in the University of Sussex. The goal is to inform the people associated with the Centre for Energy Policy (academics, policy makers, practitioners etc) on the centre's work on 'Energy saving innovations and economy wide rebound effects', which is funded by EPSRC. The newsletter provides a brief introduction on the different components of the project as well as information on stakeholders' events where elements of the project have been presented.

Newsletter to be released early January 2016 - will complete entry after this time. However, draft has been presented and discussed with key stakeholders in December 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=df5e5ade80e9b77225bb7ae15&id=18990f6cd6&e=57fa4785ef
 
Description Oluwafisayo Alabi and Antonios Katris presentation at Engage with Strathclyde CEP event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On the 3rd of May 2016 CEP hosted an event on 'Economy-wide Rebound: Understanding economy-wide impacts of increased energy efficiency'. The event was part of the Engage with Strathclyde week and it was the end of year 1 stakeholder event that was included in the funding proposal. CEP team members Oluwafisayo Alabi and Antonios Katris jointly gave a presentation titled 'Using multipliers to study
rebound effects'. The presentation focused on how a saving multiplier can be used to study and report rebound effects and the potential application of saving multiplier analysis for Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://cied.ac.uk/files/file.php?name=ak-oa-csm-presentation.pdf&site=440
 
Description Oluwafisayo Alabi presentation at RSAI-BIS conference Newquay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oluwafisayo Alabi presented at the conference of the Regional Science Association International - British and Irish Section, which was hosted in Newquay from the 30th of August 2016 until the 1st of September 2016. The presentation was titled 'Potential Carbon Multiplier Effects or Re-spending decisions following increased energy efficiency: A tool for assessing regional carbon/energy implications of spending decisions'. The presentation focused on how the Carbon Savings Multiplier developed in the Work Package 2 can be used to study Scottish industries and also what the current limitations are.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016