This paper focuses on the interface between industry and its service providers in Finland to describe the current situation of barriers to energy efficiency improvement. The paper is based on empirical data from two interview studies carried out in industry and its equipment, systems and service providers. The results indicate an increasing interest in energy efficiency. The most important barriers to energy efficiency improvement are related to principal agent problems, i.e. incomplete information and information asymmetry in carrying out energy analyses and energy efficiency investment projects. These problems may be overcome by investing in energy performance measurement and building a more analytic and discussion-oriented investment project culture.
|Journal||Chemical Engineering Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic|
Duration: 28 Aug 2010 → 1 Sept 2010
Conference number: 13
- energy efficiency