An analysis of UK policies for domestic energy reduction using an agent based tool

Lee, Timothy and Yao, Runming and Coker, Phil (2013) An analysis of UK policies for domestic energy reduction using an agent based tool. Energy Policy, 66 (3). pp. 267-279. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

This paper introduces a new agent-based model, which incorporates the actions of individual homeowners in a long-term domestic stock model, and details how it was applied in energy policy analysis. The results indicate that current policies are likely to fall significantly short of the 80% target and suggest that current subsidy levels need re-examining. In the model, current subsidy levels appear to offer too much support to some technologies, which in turn leads to the suppression of other technologies that have a greater energy saving potential. The model can be used by policy makers to develop further scenarios to find alternative, more effective, sets of policy measures. The model is currently limited to the owner-occupied stock in England, although it can be expanded, subject to the availability of data.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.004
Date: 11 December 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agent based model, Energy scenarios, Domestic energy
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Resilient Environments
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Oana-Andreea Dumitrascu
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 06:41
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 15:01
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4476

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