Energy efficiency and demand reduction

Factsheet - Why Decreasing Energy Demand is an Effective Transition Solution | April 2024


The CINTRAN project examined different responses to decarbonisation to help identify useful strategies for local and regional actors. When considering which decarbonisation projects to finance to help carbon-intensive regions navigate the transition, the first projects that come to mind are often renewable energy projects, or re-skilling programmes. A less obvious, but very beneficial, set of options are projects that focus on improving energy efficiency or reducing energy demand. This CINTRAN factsheet provides information on these types of programmes.


  • Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex