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Why has energy efficiency not scaled-up in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine ? an empirical analysis (English)

Improvement of energy efficiency is one of the main options to reduce energy demand and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine. However, large-scale deployment of energy efficient technologies has been constrained by several financial, technical, information, behavioral, and institutional barriers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6920 JUN 01, 2014

Hochman, Gal; Timilsina, Govinda R. Disclosed

Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling framework (English)

The Clean Development Mechanism established under the Kyoto Protocol allows industrialized Annex I countries to offset part of their domestic emissions by investing in emissions-reduction projects in developing non-Annex I countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6720 DEC 01, 2013

Bohringer, Christoph; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Springmannc, Marco Disclosed

Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies : the diverging literature (English)

Transaction costs are major challenge to moving forward toward low-carbon economic growth, as new technologies or policies tend to have higher transaction costs compared with those in the business as usual situation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6565 AUG 01, 2013

Mundaca, Luis; Mansoz, Mathilde; Neij, Lena; Timilsina, Govinda R Disclosed

Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industries (English)

Energy intensity has declined significantly in four Chinese industries -- pulp and paper; cement; iron and steel; and aluminum. While previous studies have identified technological change within an industry to be an important influence on energy intensity, few have examined how industry-specific policies and market factors also affect industry-level intensity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6551 JUL 01, 2013

Fisher-Vanden, Karen; Hu, Yong; Jefferson, Gary; Rock, Michael; Toman, Michael Disclosed

Economic implications of moving toward global convergence on emission intensities (English)

One key contentious issue in climate change negotiations is the huge difference in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita between more advanced industrialized countries and other nations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6115 JUL 01, 2012

Timilsina, Govinda R. Disclosed

Economic implications of reducing carbon emissions from energy use and industrial processes in Brazil : Economic implications of reducing carbon emissions from energy use and industrial processes in Brazil (English)

The overall impacts on the Brazilian economy of reducing CO2 emissions from energy use and industrial processes can be assessed using a recursive dynamic general equilibrium model and a hypothetical carbon tax. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6135 JUL 01, 2012

Chen, Y.-H. Henry; Timilsina, Govinda R. Disclosed

Green Growth : an exploratory review (English)

The concept of "Green Growth" is a focus of much interest and considerable debate among decision makers concerned with enhancing both nearer-term economic progress and longer-term environmental sustainability. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6067 MAY 01, 2012

Toman,Michael A. Disclosed