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Title:Additionality and Sustainable Development Issues Regarding CDM Projects in Energy Efficiency Sector PDF Logo
Authors:Michaelowa, Axel
Umamaheswaran, K.
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:HWWA Discussion Paper 346
Abstract:The objective of this discussion paper is to assess additionality and sustainable development issues of energy efficiency CDM projects with an emphasis on the situation in India. In the second half of 2005, almost 100 energy efficiency projects has been submitted for validation and 54 of those projects were analysed with regards to additionality and sustainable development benefits based on Activity Scale (Large Scale & Small Scale), Sector (WHR, DSM, Cement Blending, Service), project start date. 60% are large scale projects and 90% had started before 2005. The results show that additionality and sustainable development are often assessed in a cursory manner and only in few projects additionality was well established. Besides resource conservation, energy efficiency projects do not create much qualitative sustainable development benefits on the whole. Technology transfer occurred rarely and indigenous technology development happened only in 2 projects.
Subjects:Energy Efficiency Projects
Additionality
Sustainability Development
Large Scale
Small Scale Projects
JEL:Q58
Q54
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:HWWA Discussion Paper, Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv

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