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Research Report - February 01, 1998

Assesses "leaking" electricity from consumer electronics and small household appliances when they are in standby mode or turned off, and examines the impacts of these losses. The report identifies trends in relevant product industries and gives technical and policy options for reducing standby...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Consumer education and other market-oriented approaches to environmental protection require understandable and coherent information on the environmental performance of the products in question. Such information can influence buyer decisions and might thereby provide feedback to manufacturers'...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Provides an in-depth look at both public finance and external costs of passenger transportation within the scope of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) jurisdiction. Based on a case study of the seven-county greater Milwaukee area, the report identifies interstate and inter-regional...

Research Report - January 01, 1998

Reports on a month-long study tour by the author just before the 1997 Kyoto summit. It surveys the actions and plans which principal European Union (EU) countries are taking to cut transportation sector emissions. Topics covered include approaches to strengthen and rationalize planning,...

Research Report - December 01, 1997

Surveys the types of programs that communities, utilities, and states have used to improve the efficiency of existing housing stock. The programs include: mandatory energy conservation ordinances or standards; retrofit loan programs; and home energy rating systems linked to energy-efficient...

Research Report - November 01, 1997

Reviews the implementation of energy efficiency provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. It gives "grades" for each major section as well as the key "actors" including DOE, Congress, and the private sector, and includes lessons learned and recommendations for future legislation.

Research Report - October 01, 1997

Surveys the types of programs that communities, utilities, and states have used to improve the efficiency of existing housing stock. The programs include: mandatory energy conservation ordinances or standards; retrofit loan programs; and home energy rating systems linked to energy-efficient...

Research Report - October 01, 1997

Provides an assessment of state-of-the-art utility motor system programs that will allow utilities to make better use of resources and achieve greater success with their motor system programs.

Research Report - August 01, 1997

Reviews the history and market impacts of three examples of DOE-developed industrial technologies and addresses the importance of government-supported industrial RD&D.

Research Report - July 01, 1997

Informs policymakers, energy professionals, and the public regarding the status, funding mechanisms, achievements, and rationale for state energy RD&D organizations. It addresses the appropriate state energy RD&D role given a more competitive utility industry and evaluates different...

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