Energy policies for increased industrial energy efficiency: Evaluation of a local energy programme for manufacturing SMEs
2007 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, Vol. 35, no 11, 5774-5783 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The most extensive action targeting the adoption of energy efficiency measures in small- and medium-sized manufacturing industries in Sweden over the past 15 years was project Highland. This paper presents an evaluation of the first part of this local industrial energy programme, which shows an adoption rate of more than 40% when both measures that have already been implemented and measures that are planned to be implemented are included. A comparison between this programme and another major ongoing programme for the Swedish energy-intensive industry indicates that the approach used in project Highland aimed at small- and medium-sized industries is an effective way to increase energy efficiency in the Swedish industry. The major barriers to energy efficiency among the firms were related to the low priority of the energy efficiency issue.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2007. Vol. 35, no 11, 5774-5783 p.
Energy efficiency, Energy audits, Industrial energy programmes
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12512DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.06.013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-12512DiVA: diva2:328
Patrik Thollander, Maria Danestig and Patrik Rohdin, Energy policies for increased industrial energy efficiency - Evaluation of a local energy programme for manufacturing SMEs, 2007, Energy Policy, (35), 11, 5774-5783.
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