Barriers to and driving forces for energy efficiency in the non-energy-intensive manufacturing industry in Sweden
2006 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, Vol. 31, no 12, 1836-1844 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The manufacturing industry is facing tougher competition which increases the demand to implement cost-effective energy efficiency measures. However, studies have indicated that obvious cost-efficient measures are not always undertaken. This is explained by the existence of barriers to energy efficiency. The aim of this study is to investigate the existence and importance of different barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the Swedish non energy intensive manufacturing industry. Results from this study highlight a number of factors that inhibit the degree of implementation, such as the cost and risk associated with production disruptions, lack of time and other priorities, lack of sub-metering in larger organizations, etc. The study also finds a number of drivers, such as the existence of people with real ambition and a long-term energy strategy at site level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 31, no 12, 1836-1844 p.
Energy efficiency, Barriers, Driving forces, Industry
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12510DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2005.10.010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12510DiVA: diva2:326
P. Rohdin and P. Thollander, Barriers to and Driving Forces for Energy Efficiency in the Non-Energy Intensive Manufacturing Industry in Sweden, 2006, Energy, (31), 12, 1836-1844.
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