Energy policies for Swedish non-energy-intensive and small- and medium-sized manufacturing industries
2011 (English)In: Energy Policy: Economic Effects, Security Aspects and Environmental Issues / [ed] Noah B.Jacobs, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
Since the early 1990s, industrial energy end-use policy activity in Sweden has beenscarce, in particular towards small- and medium-sized industrial enterprises (SMEs) andnon-energy-intensive manufacturers. While the other Nordic states have takenconsiderable actions towards the industrial sector, Sweden has not. Rising electricityprices in Sweden and the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive(ESD), among other things, address the need for the Swedish authorities to design andadopt energy policies towards the non-energy-intensive and SME industrial sectors. Thischapter aims to explore this by discussing plausible policy solutions, based on currentresearch on barriers to energy efficiency and industrial energy programs. Initially, resultsfrom the three available Swedish studies on barriers to energy efficiency for these sectorsare outlined. Then, a few examples of successful and less successful actions towards theindustry and in particular SMEs are presented and finally, a discussion is held regardingplausible energy end-use polices, based on the presented research. In conclusion, a highlyuseful approach towards non-energy-intensive manufacturers and SMEs in particular is toprovide energy audits free of charge and involve the local authority energy consultants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2011.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88765ISBN: 978-1-60692-894-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88765DiVA: diva2:606138