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Barriers, Drivers and Policy Options For Improving Industrial Energy Efficiency In Pakistan
Faisal Nadeem
Pages - 49 - 59     |    Revised - 01-12-2014     |    Published - 31-12-2014
Volume - 8   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - December 2014  Table of Contents
Barriers, Drivers, Energy Policy, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Pakistan.
Energy demand in Pakistan is far greater than its indigenous energy supply, leading to prevailing energy crises in the country. The industrial sector, as one of the largest consumers of energy in Pakistan has significant potential for widespread adoption of energy efficiency measures. However, past policies and plans on energy efficiency have not been widely adopted by the industrial sector of Pakistan. This paper identifies and addresses policy-related implementation and institutional gaps. A questionnaire used to collect data from the target group, selected from concerned government organizations, industry and academics in Pakistan. The results indicates the existence of economic, technical and organizational barriers to industrial energy efficiency and highlights stakeholders opinion about policy tools that can be adopted for promoting industrial energy efficiency in Pakistan. Based on results analysis, the paper explores key barriers and drivers to industrial energy efficiency in Pakistan. The paper also investigates that there is great scope for adoption of voluntary policy tools linked with incentive-based mechanism in energy intensive industries of Pakistan.
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Mr. Faisal Nadeem
University of Business and Technology (UBT),Jeddah,Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia