Energy Policy

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/energy-policy

Energy Policy is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing the policy implications of energy supply and use from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects. Papers may cover global, regional, national, or even local topics that are of wider policy significance, and of interest to international agencies, governments, public and private sector entities, local communities and non-governmental organisations. Within this broad spectrum, topics of particular interest include energy and environmental regulation, energy supply security, the quality and efficiency of energy services, the effectiveness of market-based approaches and/or governmental interventions, technological innovation and diffusion, and voluntary initiatives where the broader policy implications can be recognised. Policy prescriptions are required to be supported by rigorous analysis and balanced appraisal.

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1 Feb 2018

A range of actors involved in energy transitions are increasingly interested in ‘community renewable energy’ (CRE) for a multitude of reasons. Energy Policy has published articles exploring CRE since 2008. CRE has proven to be a diverse field: having emerged in different contexts and having...

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17 Dec 2017

The international community directs significant funding towards Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) for climate change allowing ambitious target setting. The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Fiji targets 81% of renewable energy share in grid electricity supply by 2020 and 100% by 2030. A model...

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Exploring the prospect of rebound effects
30 Aug 2017

This research identified that, while solar households generate up to 40% of their total electricity consumption, they also have higher levels of electricity consumption relative to those with no PV. The research concludes that installation of solar PV (with feed-in tariff incentive) erodes up to...

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6 Dec 2016

Global population ageing has significant implications for public policy in areas such as health, housing and economic security. The notion of housing as a public health issue is not new, yet very little research has examined the links between housing specifically built for older people,...

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15 Oct 2014

With policy directions firmly moving towards net zero energy homes, what do we know about the perceptions and experiences of households who already live in homes at or near that standard? The research sets out to determine whether householders believe these buildings are thermally comfortable,...

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15 Jun 2013

Although wood smoke pollution has been linked to health problems, wood burning remains a popular form of domestic heating in many countries across the world. In this paper, we describe the rhetoric of resistance to wood heater regulation amongst citizens in the regional Australian town...

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1 Sep 2010

This paper identifies the potential for concentrated solar power (CSP) to generate electricity in a rural region of Western Australia. A review of policies designed to stimulate the contribution of renewable sources highlights the continued reliance upon fossil fuels to supply current and future electricity...