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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...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Participation rate is one of the most critical factors affecting the success of utility demand-side management programs. This paper reviews data and discusses characteristics of utility DSM programs with the highest participation rates in 18 different program categories. Factors linked with...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Minimum efficiency standards enacted by state and federal governments on appliances, lamps, motors, and HVAC equipment have been among the most successful strategies for improving energy efficiency. This paper reviews opportunities for standards on 14 other products and makes recommendations...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This report analyzes options for residential and commercial building energy codes for Illinois. It examines the cost-effectiveness of national consensus standards and variations upon these standards given current construction practices, climate and energy costs. The appendix contains the...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This up-to-date review of energy conservation issues in multifamily buildings covers sector characteristics, barriers to conservation, progress in technology, retrofit programs, financing, and evaluation. Drawing on this review and contacts with practioners, the paper concludes with a set of...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Energy use in multifamily housing has long been identified as a particularly challenging area for energy conservation efforts. Much work has been done on technical and programmatic issues in the past decade. There is now much experience in effective approaches for improving multifamily housing...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

This 1993 ACEEE-organized workshop provided a forum for representatives of industry, government, utilities, academia, and the public interest community to discuss program and policy issues related to improving industrial energy efficiency. The proceedings papers cover, energy efficiency as a...

Research Report - January 01, 1994

Market transformation is a process whereby the energy efficiency of all new appliances, buildings, vehicles or other technologies substantially increases over a period of years. This paper presents a conceptual framework for market transformation and discusses policies and programs that can...

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