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Energy services in Swedish industrial firms: A multidisciplinary analysis of an emerging market
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
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Abstract [en]

The European commission highlight the energy service market as an important means to improve energy efficiency. Both the Energy service directive and the new suggested Energy Efficiency Directive urge member states to facilitate market development for energy services. The industrial sector is estimated to have large energy efficiency potential. The aim of this multidisciplinary report is to investigate the state of the Swedish energy service market 2011, both from the supply side and from the industrial demand side in order to contribute with knowledge to the discussion of energy services as a way to improve industrial energy efficiency. Economic market theory and Socio-technical theory (the theory of economization presented by Caliskan and Callon) is used to analyse different aspects of the emerging market. The results show that the market for industrial energy services in Sweden is more extensive than previous reports have assessed. Our study describes how energy service collaborations can be complex and how calculations and measurements of expected energy savings lead to controversies and power imbalances.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011. , 75 p.
Arbetsnotat / Program Energisystem, ISSN 1403-8307 ; 49
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Economics and Business Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86549OAI: diva2:578730
Available from: 2012-12-18 Created: 2012-12-18 Last updated: 2015-04-15Bibliographically approved

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