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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa

1st Person: Praetorius, Barbara
Additional Persons: Bleyl, Jan W.
Type of Publication: Paper
Language: English
Published: Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) 2003
Series: DIW Discussion Papers
Keywords: Energiesparen
Umweltverträgliche Energiepolitik
Umweltberatung
Innovationsdiffusion
Neue Institutionenökonomik
Südafrika
Energy conservation
Environmental consulting
Innovation diffusion
Online: https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/18083/1/dp347.pdf
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
Energiesparen
Umweltverträgliche Energiepolitik
Umweltberatung
Innovationsdiffusion
Neue Institutionenökonomik
Südafrika
Energy conservation
Environmental consulting
Innovation diffusion
Praetorius, Barbara
DIW Discussion Papers
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
title_fullStr
Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
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Improving the institutional structures for disseminating energy efficiency in emerging nations: Energy agencies in South Africa
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electronic Article
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Paper
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Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)
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2003
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English
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Energiesparen
Umweltverträgliche Energiepolitik
Umweltberatung
Innovationsdiffusion
Neue Institutionenökonomik
Südafrika
Energy conservation
Environmental consulting
Innovation diffusion
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Energy conservation
Environmental consulting
Innovation diffusion
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Praetorius, Barbara
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Bleyl, Jan W.
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Bleyl, Jan W.
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Emerging nations are typically characterized by high energy intensities. Dissemination of energy efficient technologies is far below expectations despite significant potentials for their adoption. Successful energy efficiency strategies are closely connected to institutional efficiency to increase access to information and finance. However, capacities of government are limited, and transaction cost are high. As a tool to improve dissemination of energy efficient technology and innovation we suggest to improve the institutional setting by implementing a network of central and decentral energy agencies (EA). Experience from Europe – but also from some emerging nations such as Mexico – suggests that EAs allow to cut energy consumption significantly by strengthening the links between energy policy, financing and implementation, and the final consumer. In a case study for South Africa, we examine to which extent the suggested concept can be transferred to emerging nations. After a theoretical discussion of the underlying incentive problem, based on new institutional and evolutionary economics, the paper reflects experiences from a consultation project in South Africa, based on a co-evolutionary approach: Successful projects need more than ?theoretical? designs, in particular an implementation process which empowers local stakeholders to implement the project.
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https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/18083/1/dp347.pdf
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DIW Discussion Papers
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DIW Discussion Papers
DIW Discussion Papers
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DIW Discussion Papers
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DIW Discussion Papers
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