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Research Report - January 01, 2001

Estimates a range of potential fuel economy levels for a representative set of vehicles including cars, minivans, and SUVs, and projects implications for nationwide fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Engineering simulation analysis is applied to vehicle redesign packages ranging...

Research Report - January 01, 2001

Examines the role of vehicle weight in the changing nature and frequency of fatalities in traffic accidents, a crucial issue in fuel economy policy debates. Discusses safety implications of the growth in sport utility vehicle mass and size on the number of fatalities.

Research Report - November 01, 2000

Recommends size specific energy efficiency programs that can have an impact on summer peak electrical demand and provides detailed information on each. With tight electricity supplies in many regions of the U.S., programs that can reduce peak electrical demand become critical.

Research Report - October 01, 2000

Identifies and profiles 54 promising energy-efficient, sector-specific, and cross-cutting industrial technologies. The emerging technologies are profiled and include energy efficiency characteristics, likely energy savings by 2015, economics, environmental performance, and what is needed to...

Research Report - September 01, 2000

Presents the results of the first comprehensive national review and assessment of public benefit policies and approaches being taken in states which have restructured their electric industry. Volume 1 includes a state-by-state "catalog" of public benefits policies describing the pertinent...

Research Report - August 01, 2000

Reviews program accomplishments since the 1980s (when utility DSM programs emerged), then discusses recent trends. It includes extensive data on program savings and spending, including state-by-state and year-by-year data.

Research Report - August 01, 2000

Provides background on the opportunities for market transformation initiatives targeting schools, specifically K-12. characterizes the market segment by size, energy use, and savings opportunities. Describes the key decision makers, decidion processes, and market barriers influencing energy...

Research Report - August 01, 2000

Provides background on the opportunities for market transformation initiatives targeting existing private sector office buildings Characterizes the market segment by size, energy use, and savings opportunities. Describes ownership, management, key decision makers, and decision processes...

Research Report - July 01, 2000

Reports on the first half of a multi-phased evaluation of the U.S. Energy Guide label, including results of research tasks with consumers, manufacturers, retail sales staff, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning contractors. Overall findings and cross-cutting themes are emphasized....

Research Report - June 01, 2000

Reviews regulatory incentive strategies used in California, the Northeast, and the Pacific Northwest to promote good execution of market transformation strategies. The report discusses key issues and makes recommendations for regulators and other stakeholders based on experience to date.

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