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Analysis of barriers and drivers for the development of the ESCO markets in Europe

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  • Bertoldi, Paolo
  • Boza-Kiss, Benigna

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Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) are seen as private-sector delivery mechanisms for energy efficiency, and understanding ESCO market developments, its limitations, and the success of relevant policies and programmes is helpful for policy-makers.

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  • Bertoldi, Paolo & Boza-Kiss, Benigna, 2017. "Analysis of barriers and drivers for the development of the ESCO markets in Europe," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 107(C), pages 345-355.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:107:y:2017:i:c:p:345-355
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.04.023
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