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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 - July 01, 1991

This review looks at utility demand-side management (DSM) results and plans; a study of the achievable conservation potential in New York State; and estimates of the energy savings available from market forces, building codes and equipment efficiency standards. It concludes that utilities can...

Research Report - March 01, 1991

This report describes a major study on America's energy choices completed by four national environmental and energy efficiency advocacy organizations in 1991. This study was conceived as an alternative to the U.S. government's National Energy Strategy. The objective was to examine the role...

Research Report - February 01, 1991

This report describes a major study on America's energy choices completed by four national environmental and energy efficiency advocacy organizations in 1991. This study was conceived as an alternative to the U.S. government's National Energy Strategy. The objective was to examine the role...

Research Report - February 01, 1991

Programs that developing countries can use to help reduce growth in electricity demand are reviewed in this paper. Sixteen types of program options are discussed, including examples of countries in which each option has been used.

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,...

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