Journal Article

Understanding Energy Efficiency Barriers in Ukraine : Insights from a Survey of Commercial and Industrial Firms

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Timilsina, Govinda R.
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Hochman, Gal
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Fedets, Iryna
dc.date.accessioned
2016-05-05T17:44:57Z
dc.date.available
2016-05-05T17:44:57Z
dc.date.issued
2016-07
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2021-05-25T10:54:35Z
dc.description.abstract
Improvement of energy efficiency is an important element of energy policy for a sustainable supply of energy in Ukraine. However, the country is facing several challenges to the large-scale deployment of energy efficient technologies. We conducted a two-stage quota sample survey of 509 commercial and industrial firms of all regions of Ukraine to understand the barriers to energy efficiency improvements. Our study finds that more than two-thirds of the commercial and industrial firms in the country view improvement of energy efficiency very important to their business. However, due to several barriers they are unable to realize the improvements of energy efficiency. Among the 19 potential barriers investigated in the study, the survey results show that high upfront investment requirement, lack of government policies to support energy efficiency improvements, higher cost of capital, and lack of information and awareness are the most critical barriers to the improvement of energy efficiency in the industrial and commercial sectors in Ukraine.
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dc.identifier.citation
Energy
dc.identifier.issn
0360-5442
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/24237
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Elsevier
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
energy efficiency
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technology
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adoption barriers
dc.title
Understanding Energy Efficiency Barriers in Ukraine
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dc.title.subtitle
Insights from a Survey of Commercial and Industrial Firms
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.associatedcontent
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544216302535 Journal website (version of record)
okr.date.disclosure
2018-04-04
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1016/j.energy.2016.03.009
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/24237
okr.identifier.report
105334
okr.journal.nbpages
203-11
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country
Ukraine
okr.topic
Energy :: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
okr.topic
Private Sector Development :: Business Environment
okr.unit
Environment and Energy Unit, Development Research Group
okr.volume
106

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