Domestic Energy Fact File 2003


Summary

This paper examines the changes to carbon emissions in the United Kingdom domestic sector between 1970 and 2001.

the historical role of energy efficiency in reducing carbon emissions from UK housing stock

In the United Kingdom efforts to reduce energy use, and hence carbon emissions, which have become the main motivating factor more recently, began in the early 1970s amid concerns about the security of energy supplies prompted by the oil crisis. This paper examines the success of those efforts for the largest energy-use sector in the United Kingdom; the housing stock, or domestic sector. It uses a decomposition analysis to establish the effect of individual factors.

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