Energy efficiency in Colombian manufacturing industries: An analysis with Data Envelopment Analysis and Panel Data techniques: La eficiencia energética en la industria manufacturera Colombiana:una estimación con Análisis Envolvente de Datos-DEAy Datos de Panel
2011 (Spanish)In: REVISTA ECONOMÍA, GESTIÓN Y DESARROLLO, ISSN 1909-4477, no 11, 39-58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, data envelopment analysis (DEA) is employed to analysis the trendsin energy efficiency in the Colombian manufacturing industries taking as reference energy intensive sectors (EISs).The results of theDEAindicate that the great majority ofEISs improved on this index, demonstrating that energy input is an important variable within the production structure and a key element in technology development.At a second stage, regression analysis using panel data analysis reveals that several factors, including labour productive, enterprise size, investments and capital input can be considered determinants in the trends of energyefficiency. These results indicate that different energy policies should apply in the manufacturing industries to encourage the importance of energy efficiencythrough technology changes and investments in order to improve productivity, decrease energy consumption and pollution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cali, Colombia: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali , 2011. no 11, 39-58 p.
Energy efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis, Data Panel Analysis, Manufacturing industries
Research subject SRA - Energy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-47604DiVA: diva2:455742
QC 201111152011-11-112011-11-112011-11-15Bibliographically approved