Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005

This paper describes the energy efficiency development in the German and Colombian industrial sectors between 1998 and 2005. Using data at the two- and three-digit levels for the German and Colombian manufacturing industry, the performance of the industrial sector is analysed in terms of energy inte...

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Autor Principal: Pardo Martínez, Clara Inés
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Publicado: Elsevier 2009
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25869
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2009.07.001
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spelling ir-10336-258692021-09-20T22:20:18Z Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005 Desarrollos de eficiencia energética en las industrias manufactureras de Alemania y Colombia, 1998-2005 Pardo Martínez, Clara Inés Decomposition analysis Energy efficiency Manufacturing industries This paper describes the energy efficiency development in the German and Colombian industrial sectors between 1998 and 2005. Using data at the two- and three-digit levels for the German and Colombian manufacturing industry, the performance of the industrial sector is analysed in terms of energy intensity, value of production, value added, fuel sources and energy costs. It was found that energy consumption in the industrial sector has increased by 2.3% in Germany and 5.5% in Colombia, whereas energy intensity decreased by 12% and 6% respectively during the sample period. A decomposition analysis was performed in order to separate structural, production and intensity effects. It was found that in both countries, the aggregate energy intensity in the industrial sector was highly dependent on the changes in the energy intensive sectors (EISs). The trend is to produce more while consuming less energy. In Germany, structural and intensity effects contributed to energy efficiency improvement, whereas in Colombia, intensity effects dominated over structural effects. Moreover, in both countries the capital intensity and energy prices influenced the changes in the aggregate energy intensity, whereas the changes in labour intensity did not show a clear relationship with the energy intensity results. These results showed the importance of the formulation and adoption of energy policies in the industrial sector, taking into account that several differences in energy efficiency performance exist at the different levels of aggregation and that energy policy instruments ought to encourage cost-effective energy efficiency. 2009-09 2020-08-06T16:20:04Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 0973-0826 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25869 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2009.07.001 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf Elsevier International Energy Initiative Energy for Sustainable Development
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Inglés (English)
topic Decomposition analysis
Energy efficiency
Manufacturing industries
spellingShingle Decomposition analysis
Energy efficiency
Manufacturing industries
Pardo Martínez, Clara Inés
Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
description This paper describes the energy efficiency development in the German and Colombian industrial sectors between 1998 and 2005. Using data at the two- and three-digit levels for the German and Colombian manufacturing industry, the performance of the industrial sector is analysed in terms of energy intensity, value of production, value added, fuel sources and energy costs. It was found that energy consumption in the industrial sector has increased by 2.3% in Germany and 5.5% in Colombia, whereas energy intensity decreased by 12% and 6% respectively during the sample period. A decomposition analysis was performed in order to separate structural, production and intensity effects. It was found that in both countries, the aggregate energy intensity in the industrial sector was highly dependent on the changes in the energy intensive sectors (EISs). The trend is to produce more while consuming less energy. In Germany, structural and intensity effects contributed to energy efficiency improvement, whereas in Colombia, intensity effects dominated over structural effects. Moreover, in both countries the capital intensity and energy prices influenced the changes in the aggregate energy intensity, whereas the changes in labour intensity did not show a clear relationship with the energy intensity results. These results showed the importance of the formulation and adoption of energy policies in the industrial sector, taking into account that several differences in energy efficiency performance exist at the different levels of aggregation and that energy policy instruments ought to encourage cost-effective energy efficiency.
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author Pardo Martínez, Clara Inés
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title Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
title_short Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
title_full Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
title_fullStr Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
title_full_unstemmed Energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of Germany and Colombia, 1998-2005
title_sort energy efficiency developments in the manufacturing industries of germany and colombia, 1998-2005
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url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/25869
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