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Research Report - January 01, 1994

This is a reprint of the December 1994 cover story from Scientific American. It provides a succinct and readable overview of energy losses in today's cars and explains the opportunities for efficiency improvement using available technologies. Also included in the "Amateur Scientist" feature...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This review of utility DSM programs for industrial customers discusses approaches that have achieved significant savings and participation and those that have not. Detailed information is provided on 14 particularly successful programs. The paper also includes a section on promising but...

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

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

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 - 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...

Research Report - March 01, 1993

This review of direct and indirect oil import costs examines actions that can be taken to reduce future imports. It finds that the U.S. could greatly reduce its oil imports during the next 20 years by increasing energy efficiency and accelerating the introduction of fuels derived from...

Research Report - March 01, 1993

Experience with over 70 industrial sector DSM programs is examined in this report, including the experience of more than 30 for which detailed data on program costs, savings and participation rates could be obtained. Particularly successful programs are identified and factors contributing to...

Research Report - February 01, 1993

This study analyzes the job and income benefits that accrue from energy taxes. Using the broad-based energy tax proposed by the Clinton Administration as a specific example, the paper illustrates the importance of considering consumer response and the implications of reducing energy use. It...

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