Collaborative governance challenges in energy efficiency and conservation: The case of Pennsylvania

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Energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) programming operates through a complex network of governments, utilities, not-for-profits, and human service organizations. The function of these networks and how clients are potentially disadvantaged by ineffectiveness and inefficiency is unclear. This study uses EE&C programming in Pennsylvania to understand the related collaborative governance challenges. It demonstrates the benefit of collaborative governance theory for identifying barriers and opportunities to EE&C network function and draws from experts within the network to identify each. It concludes with future research directions and the policy implications of mistrust and loose coordination within EE&C networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101721
JournalUtilities Policy
StatePublished - Apr 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • General Energy
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • Law

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