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dc.contributor.authorHernandez, AGen
dc.contributor.authorCooper-Searle, Sen
dc.contributor.authorSkelton, Alexandraen
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Jonathanen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T05:16:07Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T05:16:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283328
dc.description.abstractMaterial efficiency is indispensable to reaching agreed targets for industry's energy and carbon emissions. Yet, in the EU, the energy- and emissions-saving potentials of this strategy continue to be framed as secondary outcomes of resource-related policies. Understanding why material efficiency has been overlooked as an energy/climate solution is a prerequisite for proposing ways of changing its framing, but existing studies have failed to do so. This paper fills this gap by triangulating interviews, policy documents and three policy theories: namely, historical and rational choice institutionalism, and multiple streams framework. Factors discouraging material efficiency as an energy and climate strategy include: difficulties in reframing the prevailing rationale to pursue it; the inadequacy of monitored indicators; the lack of high-level political buy-in from DG Energy and Clima; the ETS policy lock-in; uncoordinated policy management across Directorates; the lack of a designated industry lobby. Policy solutions are proposed. Before 2030, these are limited to minor amendments, e.g. guidance on embodied energy calculations or industry standards. Post-2030, more radical interventions are possible, such as introducing new fiscal drivers, re-designing the ETS emissions cap or benchmarks for allowances. This evidence suggests that the transition to a low-carbon industry will require Member State- and industry-level action.
dc.description.sponsorshipEmerson Electric co.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.titleLeveraging material efficiency as an energy and climate instrument for heavy industries in the EUen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage549
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameEnergy Policyen
prism.startingPage533
prism.volume120en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30696
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.055en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidSkelton, Alexandra [0000-0001-6402-4528]
dc.contributor.orcidCullen, Jonathan [0000-0003-4347-5025]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-6777
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-09-01


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