The Evaluation of Subsidizing Policy for Energy Conservation

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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the subsiding policy for energy efficiency homeappliances is to decrease the electricity consumption. According the experiences of large-scale appliancereplacement program from the Mexico, researcher found that residents who joined the refrigeratorsreplacement program would consume about 8% less energy consumption, however, those residents whoreplaced the air-conditioner increase the electricity consumption and had the rebound-effect for energyconsumption. Due to the similar programs in Taiwan for the past eight years, however, there is no anyresearches to study the relationship between the subsiding program and the electricity consumption. Ourresearch is to combine the subsiding program data collected by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and theelectricity consumption data collected by the Tai-power company to investigate the energy consumptionbehavior for those residents who joined the program. This research is the second study in the worldfollowed by the Mexico’s experience. Our work has not only play the role for the academic study but alsoprovide the quantify results for the design the suitable energy policy.
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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