Problematiken kring ett energieffektiviserande projektförslag i en kommunal organisation
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
When it comes to the priority of a project proposal, a variety of factors is affecting theoutcome. In the municipal sector, factors of non- economic nature appears to be particularlyimportant when the organization is not intended to be profit-making.This study's research question is What problems can occur around an energy-efficiencyproject proposal in a municipal organization? The purpose of this study is to gainunderstanding of what possible problems an energy efficiency project proposal mayencounter, in the municipal implementation process as well as the problems of a changingownership can bring.To conduct this study, the method was qualitative in nature. We have cooperated withVarberg Energi AB and Varberg kommun, which has stood as respondents for the empiricalbasis of the study. In this study, we have conducted four personal interviews.In this study, we have found that there may be several problematic factors associated with anenergy-efficiency project proposal in a municipal organization. In conjunction with theimplementation of an energy efficiency project proposal in a municipal organization, we seethat the problem is that the decision process is preceded by a complexity that includesinadequate decision support, the fear of losing the "public space" and that the street lightsisn´t included in the energy efficiency strategy. In connection with a change in ownership, wesee the increased decentralization leads to a larger distance between the municipality and themunicipal company. Distance can create an agent-principal relationship in which themunicipality has the role of principal while the municipal company becomes the agent. Thedistance may lead to information about future decisions made by the municipal company (theagent), never reaches the municipality (the principal). If information about a future decisiondoes not reach the municipality (the principal), it may be perceived as having lost control ofstreet lighting.
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2014. , 47 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25726DiVA: diva2:726407
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