Role of Institutions in Promoting EE

It is widely accepted that the participation of various institutions is essential for the effective management and financing of EE programmes.

1 Fukuyama 1989.

2 Even today, several of these factors still play a roleā€”in particular subsidies and information barriers.

These institutions, including the government, industry, state utilities, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and consumers have knowledge and network, but often lack funds, institutional capacity as well as extensive membership to contribute significantly to EE (Figure 10.1).

Figure 10.1 Institutions Involved in Energy Efficiency

Figure 10.1 Institutions Involved in Energy Efficiency

Source: Authors.
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