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This international conference, organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, covered the status, prospects and challenges that the Energy Service Company (ESCO) industry is facing today in Europe, following the recent electricity and gas market liberalisation and the international commitments deriving from the Kyoto Protocol. Activities presented during the conference included some successful examples of energy efficiency projects carried out by ESCOs, the Performance Contracting concept, some monitoring and verification procedures for the industry, and the EU strategy to develop an ESCO business and market.

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Authors: BERTOLDI P (EDITOR), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20761 EN (2003), 507pp. Free of charge EUR-OP reference: LB-NA-20761-EN-C
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5837-2
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