Title: A snapshot of the European energy service market in 2010 and policy recommendations to foster a further market development
Citation: ENERGY POLICY vol. 39 no. 10 p. 6190–6198
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC66262
ISSN: 0301-4215
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421511005428
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.07.019
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: As of 2010, the energy service market in Europe is still far from utilising its full potential. Wide-scale peer-reviewed studies investigating the development and up-to-date status of the European ESCo market are scarce. This article presents a comprehensive insight of the European ESCo industry based on the results from a large-scale survey carried out 2009–2010 in 39 European countries. The observed market development during the period 2007–2010, trends in business practices, and factors influencing the ESCo industry evolution are described. Finally, having considered the remaining barriers and the supporting factors as well as the successful experiences in Europe, policy measures that could further promote ESCo activities are proposed.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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