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Energy saving by firms: decision-making, barriers and policies

  • de Groot, Henri L. F.
  • Verhoef, Erik T.
  • Nijkamp, Peter

Promoting investments in energy saving technologies is an important means forachieving environmental goals. Unfortunately, the empirical evidence on successconditions of policies isscarce. Based on a survey among Dutch firms, this paper sets out to identify thefactors that determine the investment behaviour of firms, their attitude towardsvarious types of energy policy,and their responsiveness to changes in environmental policy in the Netherlands.On the basis of discrete choice models, this paper aims to investigate empiricallywhether (and how) these strategic features vary over firm characteristics and over sectors.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2001)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
Pages: 717-740

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