11 May '11, 7pm

Energy Efficiency Big in Europe, Backed by Loans, Rebates

Energy Efficiency Big in Europe, Backed by Loans, Rebates

MONACO, Monaco — In the face of rising energy costs and expected government mandates on energy efficiency, executives in Europe are putting a high priority on energy management in buildings, but struggling with funding, according to a survey. Johnson Controls' fifth annual Energy Efficiency Indicator survey for Europe , released today, shows the main drivers and barriers related to energy improvements that companies and institutions in six countries are facing. The 857 private- and public-sector executives from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom said the main factors driving energy efficiency efforts are cost reductions, government rebates and energy security. Last year, cost savings was also a top driver, but the other two main influencers were greenhouse gas reductions and existing government policies. Johnson Controls reports that more executiv...

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