Barriers to energy efficiency: evidence from selected sectors

O'Malley, Eoin, Scott, Sue and Sorrell, Steve (2003) Barriers to energy efficiency: evidence from selected sectors. Other. The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin.

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Abstract

To combat climate change, it is essential to reduce the use of fossil fuels and minimise greenhouse gas emissions. To help to achieve that objective, energy must be used efficiently. However, many international studies claim that companies and other organisations are “leaving money on the floor” by neglecting highly cost-effective opportunities to invest in measures that would improve their energy efficiency.

A new ESRI report, “Barriers to Energy Efficiency: Evidence from Selected Sectors”, examines these claims in the context of the Irish economy, and asks why organisations apparently ignore financially rewarding opportunities to improve their energy efficiency. The report is based on detailed case studies of organisations in the mechanical engineering, brewing and higher education sectors.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Additional Information: Policy Research Series, Number 47
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Nora Blascsok
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 14:03
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 14:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53997

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