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Regional Energy Efficiency Programs in Russia: The Factors of Success


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Title Regional Energy Efficiency Programs in Russia: The Factors of Success
Creator Ratner, Svetlana Valerievna
Ratner, Pavel Dmitrievich
Subject Environment
Description In this paper, we study the reasons for extremely high difference in energy intensity of the Russian regions under different methodological approaches. We compare the most popular measures of state’s energy efficiency policy in Russia with best world practices and investigate the factors of their effectiveness. We test the hypothesis that the level of development of regional innovation system determines how the regional economy reacts to the removal of market barriers to energy efficiency. Our findings reveal that in the face of rising electricity prices regions with well-developed regional innovation systems induce technical and other kinds of innovation in the field of energy efficiency, while other regions are not able to reduce their energy intensity. The main practical implementation of the study is that market measures for improvement of energy efficiency do not work in the regions with underdeveloped innovation systems.
Publisher ERSA
Date 2016-05-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Econometric Analysis; Historical Analysis
Format application/pdf
Source REGION; Vol 3 No 1 (2016); 71-87
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Svetlana Valerievna Ratner, Pavel Dmitrievich Ratner