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Research Report - January 01, 1989

This report responds to a widely referenced study by Robert Crandall and John Graham, which concluded that federal automobile fuel economy standards have caused increased highway fatalities. It critiques the study and concludes that improved automobile fuel economy and auto safety are not...

Research Report - January 01, 1989

In this, the first study of its kind, specific efficiency standards are proposed and analyzed for energy savings and cost-effectiveness. Sections also discuss lamp technologies, economics, and sales (by lamp and facility type). The first study of its kind. Prepared for Massachusetts Executive...

Research Report - July 07, 1988

The objective of this report is to describe the national minimum efficiency standards for fluorescent lamp ballast that were passed into law in 1988 and to estimate the electricity, peak demand, and dollar savings from these standards.  The report begins with an overview of the current state of...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

This report examines trends in residential appliance efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and residential energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress...

Research Report - January 01, 1988

In this report, trends are examined in commercial building equipment efficiency, opportunities for further improvements, policy initiatives that could have significant impact on equipment efficiency, and commercial sector energy use forecasts. It was prepared for the Office of Technology...

Research Report - December 01, 1987

This compendium comprehensively describes the range of rebate programs conducted by 59 utilities and profiles each. Conclusions about how rebate programs can be designed and evaluated most effectively are offered. Prepared in cooperation with the Consumer Energy Council of America Research...

Research Report - February 01, 1987

This study documents ways in which electricity conservation can save consumers and utilities billions of dollars. It demonstrates that cost-effective, more efficient end-use technologies can reduce electricity consumption in the ECAR region— a major acid rain-emitting area of the Midwest — by...

Research Report - January 01, 1987

This report reviews the accomplishments of the federal energy conservation R&D program in the coming years. Seven case studies of R&D successes in buildings, components, and equipment are included. The study has been selected for publication in the 1987 Annual Review of Energy.

Research Report - February 01, 1986

This major report analyzes the potential for electricity conservation in seven residential end uses?refrigerating, freezing, water heating, lighting, central air conditioning, cooking, and clothes drying. The analysis is based on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company service territory. It...

Research Report - January 01, 1986

This report discusses a variety of promising technologies and illustrates how their use can benefit consumers, utilities, and the economy of a country. It also examines the obstacles to introducing end-use efficiency improvements, and presents policy and program alternatives to stimulate...

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