A Representative Energy Efficiency Project

  • Ming Yang


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This chapter provides a qualitative description of a representative project including project initiation, identification, preparation, design, application, review, redesign, approval, implementation, evaluation, completion, and post-evaluation. The project Efficient Industrial Boilers (IBs) in China was selected from among the 49 completed Global Environment Facility (GEF) energy efficiency projects because it is typical of all GEF projects and updated information on its outcomes recently became available. This chapter provides a more detailed picture to readers of how the various GEF project stakeholders work together to implement project activities. Several unique lessons and experiences that are different from those of other energy efficiency projects are learned from this project. These are: (1) governments should develop clear national energy strategies and establish strong energy efficiency standards to support the operation of energy efficiency projects; (2) national energy efficiency standards and the standards of energy efficiency performance of individual firms should be consistent; (3) investments on tangible assets such as technological assistance and intangible assets such as capacity building are equally important for developing and implementing energy efficiency projects successfully.


Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Project Project Preparation Energy Efficiency Standard Boiler Design 
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The author is indebted to Dr. Robert K. Dixon, head of the Climate and Chemicals team of the GEF and Mr. Andre Laperriere, deputy CEO of the GEF for directing this book-writing project, editing this book, and supporting the publication of this book at Springer London. The author is grateful to the following people for their contributions to developing database and editing this book: Ms. Megan Nicholson, Dr. Yun Wu, Ms. Ye Zou, Dr. Omid Parhizkar, Mr. Bjoern Buesing, Dr. Ruktai Ace Prurapark, Mr. Victor Raynaud, Dr. Linda S. Heath, Dr. Chizuru Aoki, Mr. David E. Rodgers, Dr. Lily Uy Hale, and Ms.Tingting Tang. Acknowledgements are also due to Dr. Lily Uy Hale, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Negi, and Ms. Baljit Wadhwa, Mr. Kenneth M. Chomitz, Mr. Richard H. Hosier, Mr. Alan Miller, and Mr. Marcel Alers, Dr. Barbara Buchner, Mr. Michael Chen, and ten energy efficiency professionals of the World Bank, the GEFEO, the International Finance Corporation, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of UNEP, the UNDP, University of Virginia Technology, and Springer in London for their comments on the book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.World Bank GroupWashingtonUSA

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