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Research Report - January 01, 2000

Examines current building industry practices and describes the barriers to greater use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in new homes and commercial buildings. Presents a range of market intervention strategies designed to address these barriers and make efficiency and...

Research Report - December 01, 1999

Describes and analyzes 10 major policies that the U.S. could adopt in order to met our Kyoto Protocol target. Policies range from implementing stronger energy efficiency standards to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in utility restructuring and to requiring tougher emissions...

Research Report - December 01, 1999

Summarizes the activities of this program and examines progress made since the program’s inception in 1996. It concludes that the program has contributed to improved product availability and quality and lower prices, and discusses planned activities to address remaining problems.

Research Report - November 01, 1999

Reports the results of surveys conducted in late 1999 of Chinese lighting wholesalers, retailers, and end-users regarding efficient lighting products including availability, prices, and approximate market shares and stock penetration, as well as knowledge of an attitudes toward efficient...

Research Report - October 01, 1999

Reviews policy options and experiences in promoting greater energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources worldwide. It includes 11 case studies of large-scale deployment in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and the U.S. It also covers special considerations in developing countries and...

Research Report - June 01, 1999

Reviews the activities and accomplishments of PROCEL and summarizes the program’s energy savings results through 1997. It also covers recent policy developments including Brazil’s energy efficiency "wires charge" regulation and voluntary agreements to increase the efficiency of appliances and...

Research Report - May 01, 1999

Updates and expands prior study on early market transformation initiatives. Tracks progress of key market transformation initiatives currently underway; provides results of market and process evaluations for several initiatives; and presents reasons for successes and failures to inform...

Research Report - May 01, 1999

Discusses ways that the market transformation approach can be applied to help strengthen the private energy efficiency services industry. It includes a review of past and current interventions as well as a discussion of current market barriers and ways these can be addressed through public...

Research Report - May 01, 1999

Describes modern combined heat and power (CHP) systems, makes new capacity projections, and estimates potential energy and emissions reductions. Barriers to accelerated adoption are identified and policy responses suggested.

Research Report - March 01, 1999

Examines the role of electric distribution utilities (DISCOs) in promoting energy efficiency in a restructured electric industry. Reasons for continuing utility involvement are discussed; barriers and disincentives to DISCO involvement in energy efficiency are identified; and regulatory policy...

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