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The Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Energy-Efficiency Improvement in Firms

The Dutch Experience

  • Kornelis Blok
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
  • Esther E. M. Luiten
  • Martijn G. Rietbergen

Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 1-7
  3. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 9-29
  4. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 31-49
  5. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 51-70
  6. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 71-95
  7. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 97-126
  8. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 127-150
  9. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 151-167
  10. Kornelis Blok, Henri L. F. de Groot, Esther E. M. Luiten, Martijn G. Rietbergen
    Pages 169-178
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-197

About this book

Introduction

Improvement of energy efficiency is one of the important options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, hundreds of technologies for improving the end-use energy efficiency make up more than half of the global potential for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the short and medium term (2010 -2020). (IPCC, 2001; see also WEA, 2000). An important next question is how these options can actually be deployed. More specifically, one may ask what role governments can play by using policy instruments to promote the deployment of energy efficient technologies. In this introductory Chapter, we will first set out the aim of the research described in this book. Then we will discuss the various policy instruments that may playa role in energy-efficiency improvement. Next the various aspects important for characterising policy instruments will be discussed and the various disciplinary approaches are listed. Finally, the outline of the complete book will be given.

Keywords

Europe Government development energy environment environmental policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Kornelis Blok
    • 1
  • Henri L. F. de Groot
    • 2
  • Esther E. M. Luiten
    • 1
  • Martijn G. Rietbergen
    • 1
  1. 1.Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and InnovationUtrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Spatial EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-2157-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6553-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2157-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6970
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