At the request of the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), CE Delft has carried out an exploratory study on the potential impact of non-fiscal energy incentives. The study will feed into the Ministry’s policies on energy efficiency in the built environment. The study takes in both electricity and gas, and private dwellings as well as utility buildings. The following non-fiscal price incentives were considered:
The energy-efficiency effects of price changes (options 1 and 3) were calculated on the basis of price elasticities, while for option 2 use was made of the results of the Social Cost-Benefit Analysis of Smart Grids carried out by CE Delft in collaboration with KEMA.
The conclusions of the study are as follows: