CO 2 and Energy Efficiency of Different Heating Technologies in the Dutch Glasshouse Industry
AbstractThis paper uses Data Envelopment Analysis tocompute input-based technical efficiencymeasures and CO 2 and energy technicalefficiency of specialised vegetable firms inthe Netherlands over the period 1991–1995. Input-based scale efficiency is also calculatedfor each firm. These efficiency measures aregenerated for firms with different heatingtechnologies. The empirical results indicatethat firms use energy quite efficiently and areless efficient in terms of CO 2 emissions. Differences in CO 2 (energy) efficiencyacross different technologies are (not)statistically significant. In particular,firms using traditional heating technologiesare less efficient in terms of CO 2. Scaleadjustments can provide an importantcontribution to further efficiencyimprovements. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.
Volume (Year): 24 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
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CO 2 emission; energy use; heating technology; horticulture;
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