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Analyzing energy efficiency in german and colombian non-energy intesnive sectors using empirical analysis
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology, Energy and Climate Studies, ECS.
2011 (English)In: 34th IAEE International Conference Institutions, Efficiency and Evolving Energy Technologies, Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this research, data envelopment analysis (DEA) is employed to study the comparative performance of German and Colombian non-energy intensive sectors between 1998 and 2005. The results of the DEA indicate that the great majority of these sectors improved on this index during the sample period, 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 of differences in energy efficiency among German and Colombian non-eenrgy intensive sectors. Our results also show that different energy policies should apply across non-energy intensive sectors and that they should encourage the importance of energy efficiency in order to improve it, especially in small and medium enterprises and manufacturing industries of developing countries.

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Stockholm: Stockholm School of Economics , 2011.
Keyword [en]
Energy Efficiency, Non-energy intensive sectors, Data envelopment analysis
National Category
Energy Systems
Research subject
SRA - Energy
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47822OAI: diva2:456376
The 34th IAEE Conference - Institutions, Efficiency and Evolving Energy Technologies. Stockholm, June 19 - 23, 2011
QC 20111115Available from: 2011-11-14 Created: 2011-11-14 Last updated: 2011-11-15Bibliographically approved

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