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 email@example.com 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
Energy & Environment – SAGE
Published: Sep 1, 2002
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