Russia and UK: Studying the Problem of Energy Efficiency in Household Sector


Energy efficiency in household sector has recently become an issue of pressing topicality according to the latest studies and reviews in this domain. The issue can be found in numerous publications of the renowned scientists of the past and nowadays it is still receiving a wide support. There is a number of circumstances connected with the emergence of this phenomenon. Firstly, energy consumption of households in Russia and UK is constantly growing. This is true for many other sectors in both countries as well as worldwide. The Statistical Review of World Energy released by British Petroleum in June 2013 states that global consumption of primary energy grew by 60% over the last 25 years and the growth is continuing. It is expected that by 2035 global consumption will grow by 41%. Secondly, energy strategies of both countries call switching to the path of innovative and energy-efficient development one of the main objectives of household sector development. The paper observes regulatory, legislative acts and laws of Russia and United Kingdom that address energy efficiency problem in household sector. It also considers the peculiarities of energy efficiency programmes in these countries and ways of achieving the main goal of the programmes within specific constraints and conditions of the projects. The paper shows the distinctive and similar features of legislation and policies in energy efficiency area in Russia and United Kingdom. The research reveals each country’s best practices in household sector that can be adopted and can contribute to sector development.

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Ekaterina Frolkina, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

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Conference: ECSEE2014
Stream: Energy: Energy Economics and Ecological Economics

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