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Research Report - January 01, 1991

This study describes what can be done to break the electricity-GNP growth link in the U.S. It examines the causes of and cures for underinvestment in energy efficiency in electricity production and use. Policy initiatives are proposed to spur greater utility efforts in this area, and the...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

A set of simple performance indices that utilities and regulators can use to appraise the performance of DSM programs are presented in this paper. Typical and "good" index values are reported to aid in index interpretation. Prepared for the NARUC Third National Conference on Integrated...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper reviews the results of 42 impact evaluations conducted by electric utilities and examines how engineering estimates of savings compare to impact evaluation results. Prepared for the 1991 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference.

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper discusses the current status of lamp, motor, commercial HVAC, and showerhead technologies, economics and efficiency standards. It summarizes current state activity in these areas and includes recommendations for specific state standards.

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper summarizes work in the U.S. and Canada promoting lighting efficiency including education, demonstration, technical assistance, utility, testing, labeling building code, and equipment efficiency standard efforts. It also estimates the technical potential for lighting efficiency...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper shows how cost-effective efficiency measures can reduce carbon dioxide emissions at a negative net cost. Examples include more efficient automobiles, refrigerators, appliance standards, utility programs, and national policy initiatives. It is a chapter from the book, Global Climate...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This paper provides a comprehensive treatment of issues surrounding public policies to reduce energy use and environmental impacts by light vehicles. Topics include: market weaknesses; energy taxes; performance standards; vehicle-based fees and rebates; technology policy; and automobile safety...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This study analyzes technologies and policies available for improving the fuel economy of cars and light trucks. It shows that the average rated fuel economy of new cars can be cost-effectively improved to 42 MPG in 10 years. Also discussed are polices needed to achieve such improvements,...

Research Report - January 01, 1991

This report shows how India can reduce capital requirements by reallocating some funds from new power plants to efficiency investments. It examines end-use electricity consumption patterns, the current status and economics of different energy-saving technologies, barriers to adoption of...

Research Report - November 01, 1990

The level of energy and peak demand savings that could be achieved in New York State over a period of 10 to 20 years as a result of cost-effective utility conservation programs is examined in this report. Conservation programs at Niagara Mohawk, Consolidated Edison and Long Island Lighting...

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