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Determinants of Enterprises’ Use of Energy Efficient Technologies:Evidence from Urban Ethiopia

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Title: Determinants of Enterprises’ Use of Energy Efficient Technologies:Evidence from Urban Ethiopia
Authors: Sied, Hassen
Tagel, Gebrehiwot
Tiruwork, Arega
Issue Date: Feb-2018
Publication type: other
Organization: Environment and Climate Research Center ( EfD-Ethiopia)
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper Series
EfD DP 18-01
Keywords: energy efficiency, enterprise, enterprise size, generalized ordered probit
Abstract: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 8174 micro, small and medium enterprises from ten major urban areas in Ethiopia to study the determinants of the enterprises’ adoption of energy efficiency practices and technologies. For identification, we rely on a generalized ordered probit model. The findings reveal that, as the size of the enterprise becomes larger, it is more likely the enterprise will undertake energy efficient practices and technologies. This may be because larger enterprises are ... more
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