Volume 2: Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Part 1, Sweden, 2019

The Scope of Innovative Design in Enhancing Energy Efficiency Stephen Jia Wang, Lie Zhang , Chang Hee Lee, Patrick Moriarty

Abstract

Most official energy forecasts regard major energy efficiency improvements as a key means of reducing energy use and associated greenhouse gases. This paper examines past and current energy efficiency improvements in various sectors and concludes that absolute energy reductions are very difficult to achieve in a growth-oriented global economy with continued population rise.

Keywords climate change, energy efficiency, domestic energy use, economic growth, equity, feedback effects

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