Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44886
Authors: 
Schleich, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
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

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