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Discussion and Conclusions

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 14)

Abstract

This final chapter summarizes the study by answering the six blocks of research questions and offering concluding remarks. Further, this chapter discusses the contributions, the strengths and the limitations of the study, and it elaborates on further research. This chapter finishes by proposing a generic theory of the diffusion of sustainability technologies.

Keywords

Energy Efficiency Climate Policy Specific Research Question Renovation Process External Driver 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Greenwood Strategic Advisors AGUnterägeriSwitzerland

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