Jun 2018 – , Multiple Benefits Reports

[D2.1 Literature Review - methodology and preliminary findings]

Literature Review - methodology and preliminary findings


Tina Fawcett, University of Oxford 
Gavin Killip, University of Oxford

The key premise of this report is that a multiple benefits approach to energy-efficiency can be persuasive in increasing efficiency investments by organisations, especially firms operating in industrial sectors of the economy. The focus of multiple benefits is on the decision-making processes for individual firms, projects and investment decisions, rather than at the level of policy (international, national, regional or local). This task and report (Deliverable 2.1) aims to bring together the best available evidence to support the contention that a multiple benefits framing can be persuasive in these contexts using evidence from a variety of academic disciplines. These include: organisational decision-making; business strategy and investment decisions; policies and evaluation of programs for energy-efficiency in industry and commercial sectors; communication and negotiation strategies in business. We will explore how this idea has been, and could be, operationalised - looking for innovative approaches that are relevant to the implementation of policies, programmes and projects from across OECD countries. Research includes identifying the range of multiple benefits which may be relevant and strategic for a wide range of businesses by sector, size and energy end-uses. 

Literature Review - methodology and preliminary findings