Linking of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indonesia’s Steel Industry
AbstractEnergy use in Indonesia’s steel industry accounts for about 20–35% of total production costs. Consequently, energy end-use efficiency is a crucial measure that is used to reduce energy intensity and decrease production costs. This article aims to investigate the relationships among different barriers to energy efficiency improvement (EEI), using a framework with the following six constructs: government policy, the financial–economic factor, the managerial–organizational factor, the technological factor, workforce, and quality and type of feedstock and fuel used. The data were collected from steel firm practitioners in Indonesia, using a questionnaire to test our framework. The results demonstrate that the applied framework was applicable. We find that EEI is moderately influenced by all constructs but that the managerial–organizational factor has the greatest direct effect on improvements and is the most significant factor. View Full-Text
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Soepardi, A.; Pratikto, P.; Santoso, P.B.; Tama, I.P.; Thollander, P. Linking of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indonesia’s Steel Industry. Energies 2018, 11, 234.
Soepardi A, Pratikto P, Santoso PB, Tama IP, Thollander P. Linking of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indonesia’s Steel Industry. Energies. 2018; 11(1):234.Chicago/Turabian Style
Soepardi, Apriani; Pratikto, Pratikto; Santoso, Purnomo B.; Tama, Ishardita P.; Thollander, Patrik. 2018. "Linking of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in Indonesia’s Steel Industry." Energies 11, no. 1: 234.
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