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Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report surveys 100 new technologies that can save electricity and natural gas, ranging from those that entered the market in 1991 to those likely to be commercialized by 2002. Data on the 50 technologies with the largest potential savings are provided, including likely costs, savings and...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report describes utility programs that are designed to encourage manufacturers to develop and commercialize highly efficient refrigerators and clothes washers. Opportunities for improving the efficiency of other types of appliances are also discussed. Presented at the International...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This study examines the potential to reduce energy use and lower energy bills by dedicating a modest portion of the revenue from a broad-based energy tax to energy efficiency programs. It shows that energy bills could decline if about 15 percent of tax revenues are "recycled" into efficiency...

Research Report - August 01, 1992

This paper explores the veracity of arguments by large industrial customers that they have already implemented most of the available efficiency measures, and that utility DSM programs ask them to subsidize efficiency investments by residential and commercial customers. Efficiency opportunities...

Research Report - February 01, 1992

Examines the impacts on employment and income that could result from improving energy efficiency are examined in this report. It shows that substantial energy efficiency improvements throughout the U.S. economy (including a special analysis of the impact of improving motor vehicle efficiency)...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

A 1992 NRC study concluded that only modest improvements in new car fuel economy would be possible over the next 15 years. This critique points out technological options that were either omitted or downplayed in the NRC study as well as weaknesses in the economic market and policy analyses. It...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This paper reviews recent utility efforts to promote demand-side management, summarizes the lessons taught by these efforts, and recommends ways to increase the amount of savings achieved in the future. Published in the 1992 Annual Review of Energy..

Research Report - January 01, 1992

How state energy codes and utility new construction programs can complement each others to maximize energy savings is the focus of this paper. Seven coordination strategies are discussed and examples given of where each has been used. Prepared for the New Construction Programs for Demand-Side...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This is a review of the energy efficiency provisions in the 1992 federal energy law that affects electric utilities. It estimates the potential electricity savings and discusses how utilities, regulators and DSM advocates should respond. Prepared for the 6th National DSM Conference.

Research Report - January 01, 1992

In this paper, national minimum efficiency standards on lamps, motors, showerheads, and heating and air conditioning equipment for commercial buildings are proposed. It also analyzes energy savings that would result from the standards and the current political status

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