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Research Report - January 01, 1995

China is rapidly becoming the largest producer of appliances in the world. This report focuses on the three types of major home appliances that are sold extensively in china — refrigerators, clothes washers and room air-conditioners. Prepared for the International Appliance Technical...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report examines energy intensity trends in California during 1978-91 in detail, including an assessment of efficiency improvements and structural changes in each sector of the state economy. A comparison of California and nationwide trends is provided as well. Prepared for the California...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report analyzes the potential for energy efficiency improvements and the corresponding economic impacts in a four-state region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.) It finds that widespread efficiency improvements could cut energy use 26% and lead to a net increase of 205,000 jobs in...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report provides projections of the reductions in gasoline use, greenhouse gas emissions, and hydrocarbon emissions over a 2000 - 2010 time frame that would be achievable through strengthened fuel economy regulation. The sensitivity of the projections to various factors are examined and...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This study introduces a proposed program involving coordinated public and private procurement and market incentives to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation cars and light trucks. The status of policies affecting the market for vehicle fuel use is reviewed, and the need for...

Research Report - October 01, 1994

To meet Clean Air Act requirements for 2000, PSI Energy, a major midwestern utility, must reduce its sulphur oxide emissions by 30% below 1990 levels or buy additional emission allowances. This report discusses how current and proposed DSM programs can play a substantial role in PSI's Clean...

Research Report - August 01, 1994

This report is an introduction to business aspects of demand-side management at electric utilities. Geared towards students or those who are new to DSM, this compilation of current literature lays a foundation that will facilitate comprehension of more complex DSM issues. A DSM glossary is...

Research Report - June 01, 1994

This study assesses the potential for energy savings and carbon emissions reduction by increasing the recycled content of energy-intensive materials. Aluminum, steel, paper, plastics, and container glass are considered. Government policies to encourage higher recycling rates and increased...

Research Report - June 01, 1994

Most utility forecasts assume that present building codes and equipment efficiency standards will not change. However, federal and state laws ensure that codes and standards will become more stringent. This paper provides predictions about future codes and standards for particular products and...

Research Report - April 01, 1994

The analysis in this study provides regulators with a solid empirical basis for evaluating rate impact claims. It analyzes data on rate impacts of DSM programs, including the level of utility DSM expenditures, how DSM expenses are recovered, and factors that are linked to high and low rate...

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