A Calculator for Energy Consumption Changes Arising from New Technologies

  title={A Calculator for Energy Consumption Changes Arising from New Technologies},
  author={Harry David Saunders},
  journal={The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis \& Policy},
  • H. Saunders
  • Published 16 January 2005
  • Economics
  • The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
Abstract This article offers a simple, easy-to-use tool, CECANT, that allows policy analysts to calculate the economy-wide or sectoral energy use effects of new or prospective energy efficiency technologies. Such effects are in general intricate and subtle. Unlike more complex general equilibrium models, the tool requires only that the researcher has access to econometric estimates of the economy’s (or sector’s) cost function. CECANT enables analysts to rapidly address key policy questions… 

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