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EKO-Energi - a public voluntary programme targeted at Swedish firms with ambitious environmental goals

Helby, Peter LU (2002) In Journal of Cleaner Production 10(2). p.143-151
Abstract
A total of 47 firms joined the Swedish EKO-Energi programme between 1994 and 1997. This was a public voluntary programme devoted to promoting the environmental vanguard, while disregarding the rearguard. The programme offered free energy audits and the promotion of a label, in return for implementation of energy management. Audits covered some 5% of industrial energy consumption. The most clearly observed results were the inclusion of energy efficiency in the environmental policy of participating firms, the dissemination of values and diffusion of pre-existing knowledge within firms, and some added impact of such values and knowledge on decisions. The effects of the EKO-Energi contracts could not be disentangled from the effects of... (More)
A total of 47 firms joined the Swedish EKO-Energi programme between 1994 and 1997. This was a public voluntary programme devoted to promoting the environmental vanguard, while disregarding the rearguard. The programme offered free energy audits and the promotion of a label, in return for implementation of energy management. Audits covered some 5% of industrial energy consumption. The most clearly observed results were the inclusion of energy efficiency in the environmental policy of participating firms, the dissemination of values and diffusion of pre-existing knowledge within firms, and some added impact of such values and knowledge on decisions. The effects of the EKO-Energi contracts could not be disentangled from the effects of simultaneous ISO 14001 or EMAS certification. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Sweden, organisational change, energy management, voluntary agreements, energy efficiency
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Journal of Cleaner Production
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10.1016/S0959-6526(01)00029-4
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  keyword      = {Sweden,organisational change,energy management,voluntary agreements,energy efficiency},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
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  series       = {Journal of Cleaner Production},
  title        = {EKO-Energi - a public voluntary programme targeted at Swedish firms with ambitious environmental goals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0959-6526(01)00029-4},
  volume       = {10},
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