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Torriti, J. (2016) Energy. In: Dunlop, C. A. and Radaelli, C. M. (eds.) Handbook of Regulatory Impact Assessment. Edward Elgar, pp. 209-228. ISBN 9781782549550

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Abstract/Summary

The impact of energy policy measures has been assessed with various appraisal and evaluation tools since the 1960s. Decision analysis, environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment are all notable examples of progenitors of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) in the assessment of energy policies, programmes and projects. This chapter provides overview of policy tools which have been historically applied to assess the impacts of energy policies, programmes and projects. It focuses on the types of data and models that typically inform RIAs for energy policies; the organisations involved; and issues of data exchange between energy companies and policy-makers. Examples are derived from the European Commission, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and France. It is concluded that the technical and economic analysis underpinning RIAs on energy policy and regulation varies significantly depending on the type of organisation carrying them out.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Energy Research
ID Code:64087
Uncontrolled Keywords:Regulatory Impact Analysis, Energy, Energy Policy
Publisher:Edward Elgar

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