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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...

Research Report - March 01, 1994

This evaluation of the macroeconomic benefits of the Clinton Administration's Climate Change Action Plan finds that lowering carbon emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000 could generate a net employment increase of 157,000 jobs. This figure would rise to about 260,000 jobs by 2010.

Research Report - March 01, 1994

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 - February 01, 1994

This study examines energy efficiency potential in Ohio and the broad economic impacts from pursuing a high-efficiency future. It shows that widespread efficiency improvements could cut energy by 26 percent and lead to a net increase of 63,000 jobs statewide by 2010. It also contains policy...

Research Report - February 01, 1994

This study examines future directions for market transformation efforts by utilities and governmental entities. Eight high-priority targets for new market transformation initiatives are identified based on potential energy savings, cost-effectiveness and the likelihood that intervention can...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This study presents the basic principles governing fuel efficiency and emissions in contemporary vehicles and explains how these attributes can be influenced by changes in vehicle design and usage. It identifies practical opportunities for reducing fuel use and emissions, and discusses the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Maine has been a leader in the development of energy-efficiency technologies. This in-depth analysis shows that while the state’s utility rates have increased by more than 35 percent in recent years, the alternative energy policies appear to have contributed less than one-third of that total....

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...

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