Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing Markets through Enhanced Human Resource Development: An Example from Southern Africa

Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing Markets through Enhanced Human Resource Development: An... IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN DEVELOPING MARKETS THROUGH ENHANCED HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPME NT: AN EXAMPLE F ROM S OUTHERN AFRICA Geoffrey S tile SADC Industrial Energy Management Project, Harare, Zimbabwe info@worldenergy.org 1. INTRODUCTION This paper examines the use of energy efficiency as a form of economic development. It is based on three apparently simple but r elated propositions: 1. The efficient use of energy is a skill, which must be systematically acquired, and not t reated as an incidental component of t he development process. 2. The m arket f or e nergy efficiency services and products is improved b y programmes which enhance the level of sk ills and knowledge available. 3. Energy eff iciency as a developmental strategy succeeds best when it i s implemented as part of a programme c ombining s kills acquisition and market development. The p aper draws on the author ’ s experience with e nergy efficiency projects in t wo continents over t wenty years, but it is not pr imarily a n historical study. Rather, it attempts to u se specific examples from ex perience in S outhern A frica t o su bstantiate these three related propositions, and to r http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Energy & Environment SAGE

Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing Markets through Enhanced Human Resource Development: An Example from Southern Africa

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SAGE Publications
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© 2002 SAGE Publications
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0958-305X
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2048-4070
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10.1260/095830502320939534
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IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN DEVELOPING MARKETS THROUGH ENHANCED HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPME NT: AN EXAMPLE F ROM S OUTHERN AFRICA Geoffrey S tile SADC Industrial Energy Management Project, Harare, Zimbabwe info@worldenergy.org 1. INTRODUCTION This paper examines the use of energy efficiency as a form of economic development. It is based on three apparently simple but r elated propositions: 1. The efficient use of energy is a skill, which must be systematically acquired, and not t reated as an incidental component of t he development process. 2. The m arket f or e nergy efficiency services and products is improved b y programmes which enhance the level of sk ills and knowledge available. 3. Energy eff iciency as a developmental strategy succeeds best when it i s implemented as part of a programme c ombining s kills acquisition and market development. The p aper draws on the author ’ s experience with e nergy efficiency projects in t wo continents over t wenty years, but it is not pr imarily a n historical study. Rather, it attempts to u se specific examples from ex perience in S outhern A frica t o su bstantiate these three related propositions, and to r

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Published: Sep 1, 2002

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