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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A detailed review on current status of energy efficiency improvement in the Swiss industry sector
Authors : Zuberi, M. Jibran S.
Santoro, Marina
Eberle, Armin
Bhadbhade, Navdeep
Sulzer, Sabine
Wellig, Beat
Patel, Martin K.
et. al : No
DOI : 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111162
Published in : Energy Policy
Volume(Issue) : 2019
Issue : 111162
Issue Date: 11-Dec-2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
ISSN: 0301-4215
Language : English
Subjects : Physical activity levels; Energy efficiency index; Energy efficiency targets; Industry; Switzerland
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
Abstract: While quantitative methods for tracking the evolution of energy efficiency (EE) in industry do exist, these cannot always be directly applied, mainly due to lack of data on physical activity levels, as encountered in Switzerland. Therefore, a bottom-up method is developed and tested for estimating the sectoral physical activity levels in Switzerland. On this basis, sector-specific EE indices are determined. The results show that during the period 2009–2016, EE improved most in the paper sector (3.3% p.a.), followed by minerals (2.3% p.a.) and food (1.6% p.a.) sectors while the levels have remained approximately unchanged in chemical and metal sectors. Furthermore, the annual change in final energy demand was decomposed into changes of physical production, price levels and EE. The analysis concluded that only the food sector performed well according to all performance indicators. The detailed analysis of the Swiss target agreements’ data has revealed major final energy savings in chemical and food sectors during the period 2000–2016. Among the different categories of EE measures, process related measures have proven to yield the highest energy savings across all sectors. The results indicate the successful implementation of EE measures in Swiss industry, favored by the relatively strict Swiss regulatory framework and its target agreement mechanism.
Fulltext version : Accepted version
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Restricted until : 2021-12-11
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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