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Research Report - January 01, 1994

This study presents the basic principles governing fuel efficiency and emissions in contemporary vehicles and explains how these attributes can be influenced by changes in vehicle design and usage. It identifies practical opportunities for reducing fuel use and emissions, and discusses the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Participation rate is one of the most critical factors affecting the success of utility demand-side management programs. This paper reviews data and discusses characteristics of utility DSM programs with the highest participation rates in 18 different program categories. Factors linked with...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Energy use in multifamily housing has long been identified as a particularly challenging area for energy conservation efforts. Much work has been done on technical and programmatic issues in the past decade. There is now much experience in effective approaches for improving multifamily housing...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This up-to-date review of energy conservation issues in multifamily buildings covers sector characteristics, barriers to conservation, progress in technology, retrofit programs, financing, and evaluation. Drawing on this review and contacts with practioners, the paper concludes with a set of...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This report analyzes options for residential and commercial building energy codes for Illinois. It examines the cost-effectiveness of national consensus standards and variations upon these standards given current construction practices, climate and energy costs. The appendix contains the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Minimum efficiency standards enacted by state and federal governments on appliances, lamps, motors, and HVAC equipment have been among the most successful strategies for improving energy efficiency. This paper reviews opportunities for standards on 14 other products and makes recommendations...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Maine has been a leader in the development of energy-efficiency technologies. This in-depth analysis shows that while the state’s utility rates have increased by more than 35 percent in recent years, the alternative energy policies appear to have contributed less than one-third of that total....

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This report reviews energy use in the industrial sector and energy intensity trends. It examines opportunities for improved efficiency as well as barriers to implementation. It also explores how the federal government encourages greater energy efficiency in the industrial sector.

Research Report - June 01, 1993

This major study examines the economic potential for gas efficiency savings in the service areas of three New York State gas utilities. It includes an examination of the economics of converting from electricity to natural gas for various end-uses as well as utility experience with gas efficiency...

Research Report - April 01, 1993

This report discusses an analyzes six major initiatives to supplement the Clinton Administration’s Climate Change Action Plan. By adopting these initiatives, the U.S. could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels (or below) by 2000 and continue the downward trend in emissions after...

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