publication . Article . 2012

The characteristics of Energy-Efficiency Measures - a Neglected Dimension

Fleiter, T.; Hirzel, S.; Worrell, E.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Energy Policy, volume 51, pages 502-513 (issn: 0301-4215, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
The diffusion of cost-effective energy-efficiency measures (EEMs) in firms is often surprisingly slow. This phenomenon is usually attributed to a variety of barriers which have been the focus of numerous studies over the last two decades. However, many studies treat EEMs homogenously and assume they have few inherent differences apart from their profitability. We argue that complementing such analyses by considering the characteristics of EEMs in a structured manner can enhance the understanding of EEM adoption. For this purpose, we suggest a classification scheme for EEMs in industry which aims to provide a better understanding of their adoption by industrial f...
free text keywords: energy efficiency, adoption of energy-efficient technology, classification of energy-efficiency measures, General Energy, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Economics, Phenomenon, Profitability index, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Public economics, Industrial organization, Efficient energy use
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