Two Paths to Transforming Markets Through Public Sector Energy Efficiency: Top Down Versus Bottom Up


Promoting an Energy -Efficient Public Sector
Laura Van Wie McGrory
Philip Coleman
David Fridley
Jeffrey Harris
Edgar Villasenor Franco

This paper outlines the evolution of government purchasing initiatives in Mexico and China. The success of China's central government in leading its programme contrasts with the lack of results of a top-down strategy in Mexico, until it was restructured to focus on municipal-level purchasing. These case studies demonstrate the need for flexibility in designing energy-efficiency public procurement policies.

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