Thèse de doctorat en Science économiques
Sous la direction de Christian de Boissieu.
Soutenue en 2012
à Paris 1 .
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Revisiting the energy-efficiency paradox : lessons from the diffusion of cogeneration in the European Union
This doctoral project was prompted by the endurance of an under-deployment of energy-efficiency technologies and the little academic research analyzing real-life challenges of increasing these technologies' diffusion. The thesis conducts an ex-post impact evaluation of the diffusion of Combined Heat and Power (CHP or cogeneration) in three European Union (EU). As such, the thesis seeks to build the empirical research-base on EE technology deployment and learn lessons for current framework of theoretical interpretation of technological change. In so doing, the thesis builds on alternative economic theories and provides new elements for understanding the enduring under-deployment of cost-effective EE technologies. The impact evaluation of cogeneration diffusion provides les sons for policy makers in increasing the deployment of cost-effective energy-efficiency technologies.