EconStor >
European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg >
EIB Papers, European Investment Bank (EIB) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44886
  
Title:The economics of energy efficiency: Barriers to profitable investments PDF Logo
Authors:Schleich, Joachim
Issue Date:2007
Citation:[Journal:] EIB Papers [ISSN:] 0257-7755 [Volume:] 12 [Year:] 2007 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 82-109
Abstract:Improving energy efficiency is seen as a core strategy for a sustainable energy system, because it may contribute to cost savings for companies and private households, cost-effectively reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, increases security of supply for required energy services. The thrust of engineering-economic analyses suggests that there is a large potential for energy efficiency measures that are also profitable, but – because of barriers to energy efficiency – are not being adopted. This paper presents a taxonomy of these barriers, distinguishing between barriers that would warrant policy intervention and those that do not. As a case study, barriers to energy efficiency in the German higher education sector and measures to overcome those barriers are discussed.
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:EIB Papers, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
539674605.pdf305.7 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44886

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.