Enel Foundation offers additional support to the Enel Endowment for Environmental Economics to the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP). HEEP develops innovative answers to today’s complex environmental issues, by providing a venue to bring together faculty and graduate students from across Harvard University engaged in research, teaching, and outreach in environmental and natural resource economics and related public policy.
The program sponsors research projects, convenes workshops, and supports graduate education to further understanding of critical issues in environmental, natural resource, and energy economics and policy around the world. In the context of this relations, since 2012, Enel Foundation has promoted the development of discussion papers adressign important topics in international climate policy, especially those pertaining to market- based approaches to climate change. The papers are discussed during side events that take place in the framework of the Conference Of the Parties.
An Assessment of the Energy‐Efficiency Gap and Its Implications for Climate‐Change Policy (2014)
The authors of the study state that global policies that encourage the adoption efficient and innovation tech both among the people and within production systems need to be adopted, policies that highlight the positive impact on everyday costs these technologies have on households and businesses. Other important methods include research and development incentives, the adoption of efficiency standards aimed at the development of technologies and the supplying of clear and detailed information. This is the only way that energy efficiency can be effective in the fight against climate change.
- Energy efficiency the Key to the fight against climate change (Source: enel)
- Assessing the energy-efficiency gap (Source: huffingtonpost)
T.D. Gerarden (HEEP), R. Newell (Duke University), R. Stavins (HEEP) and R. Stowe (HEEP)