Publications and Resources

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report reviews how electricity is used to drive motor systems in manufacturing. Technical areas for elimination of motor system waste and improvement of energy efficiency are identified. The potential for motor-system, energy-efficiency improvements is estimated.

Research Report - January 01, 1995

Presents a pathbreaking study that enhances our collective understanding of why actual automotive emissions (of the criteria pollutants CO, HC, and NOx) greatly exceed the values expected from tighter tailpipe standards. The authors’ extensive data analysis reveals key reasons for high emissions...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

China is rapidly becoming the largest producer of appliances in the world. This report focuses on the three types of major home appliances that are sold extensively in china — refrigerators, clothes washers and room air-conditioners. Prepared for the International Appliance Technical...

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report reviews the status of the federal appliance and equipment efficiency standards and summarizes the benefits of the standards for consumers and the nation.

Research Report - January 01, 1995

This report addresses the variety of issues surrounding energy code compliance. Included are, a review of current literature, a discussion of the technical, financial and procedural issues related to code adoption, compliance and enforcement and strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Research Report - October 01, 1994

To meet Clean Air Act requirements for 2000, PSI Energy, a major midwestern utility, must reduce its sulphur oxide emissions by 30% below 1990 levels or buy additional emission allowances. This report discusses how current and proposed DSM programs can play a substantial role in PSI's Clean...

Research Report - August 01, 1994

This report is an introduction to business aspects of demand-side management at electric utilities. Geared towards students or those who are new to DSM, this compilation of current literature lays a foundation that will facilitate comprehension of more complex DSM issues. A DSM glossary is...

Research Report - June 01, 1994

This study assesses the potential for energy savings and carbon emissions reduction by increasing the recycled content of energy-intensive materials. Aluminum, steel, paper, plastics, and container glass are considered. Government policies to encourage higher recycling rates and increased...

Research Report - June 01, 1994

Most utility forecasts assume that present building codes and equipment efficiency standards will not change. However, federal and state laws ensure that codes and standards will become more stringent. This paper provides predictions about future codes and standards for particular products and...

Research Report - April 01, 1994

The analysis in this study provides regulators with a solid empirical basis for evaluating rate impact claims. It analyzes data on rate impacts of DSM programs, including the level of utility DSM expenditures, how DSM expenses are recovered, and factors that are linked to high and low rate...

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