Title: A case study of barriers and drivers for energy efficiency in an Indian city

Authors: G. Jangali Satish; N. Nagesha

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubballi, Karnataka, India ' Department of Studies in Industrial and Production Engineering, UBDT College of Engineering, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Energy development is an indicator of economic growth. Countries pursuing economic progress are required to resort to increasing degrees of energy usage. Achieving these levels of energy output and utilisation through present technologies is not only difficult and expensive, but also environmentally unsustainable. Energy efficiency generates substantial financial savings while simultaneously improving environmental quality. Despite these benefits, developing countries like India are missing out energy efficiency opportunity and instead concentrating on increased energy production. This report deals with the identification of barriers which prevent implementation of energy efficiency standards, aside from studying drivers which promotes its adoption. The various barriers and drivers are discussed and identified for both residential and commercial sectors in Davangere City, Karnataka State, India. The factor analysis is carried out by principal component analysis (PCA) method to find the barriers which prevent from achieving energy efficiency.

Keywords: barriers; commercial sector; drivers; energy efficiency standards; residential sector; case study; India; principal component analysis; PCA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2017.084496

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2017 Vol.13 No.3, pp.266 - 277

Received: 12 Mar 2016
Accepted: 22 May 2016

Published online: 30 Jan 2017 *

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