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Barriers to Energy Efficiency: International Case Studies on Successful Barrier Removal

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Large potentials exist to further reduce energy use and GHG emissions in most sectors and economies, if these are successful in reducing barriers that limit the uptake of energy efficient practices and technologies. In this report, several case studies are presented that document the success of policies to accelerate the implementation of energy efficient technologies. The case studies highlight both corporate policies (related to energy management within a company) as well as successful public policies. Furthermore, several other issues are addressed, e.g., the co-benefits of energy efficiency improvement and the role of international trade in second-hand technologies