Political-institutional barriers to energy efficiency

Langlois-Bertrand, Simon; Benhaddadi, Mohamed; Jegen, Maya et Pineau, Pierre-Olivier (2015). « Political-institutional barriers to energy efficiency ». Energy Strategy Reviews, 8, pp. 30-38.

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Energy efficiency is touted as a critical component of societies’ response to the challenges of climate change, economic development, and energy security. Although a rich literature exists on various impediments to energy efficiency, insufficient attention has been given to political-institutional barriers. We propose a classification of these obstacles, and group them into three broad categories: political obstruction, conflicting guidelines in the governance structure, and lack of policy coordination. We illustrate them at work on three cases where energy efficiency measures were prevented, impeded, or slowed down by some of these barriers. Although we welcome increased attention to all types of barriers to energy efficiency in recent years, efforts in this regard may be severely limited if more attention is not given to barriers of the political-institutional type.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Energy efficiency, Energy policy, Barrier, Institutions, Electric motor, Fuel economy
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté de science politique et de droit > Département de science politique
Déposé par: Maya Jegen
Date de dépôt: 11 sept. 2017 13:14
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2017 23:10
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/10111


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