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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 - June 01, 1993

This major study examines the economic potential for gas efficiency savings in the service areas of three New York State gas utilities. It includes an examination of the economics of converting from electricity to natural gas for various end-uses as well as utility experience with gas efficiency...

Research Report - April 01, 1993

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 - March 01, 1993

Experience with over 70 industrial sector DSM programs is examined in this report, including the experience of more than 30 for which detailed data on program costs, savings and participation rates could be obtained. Particularly successful programs are identified and factors contributing to...

Research Report - March 01, 1993

This review of direct and indirect oil import costs examines actions that can be taken to reduce future imports. It finds that the U.S. could greatly reduce its oil imports during the next 20 years by increasing energy efficiency and accelerating the introduction of fuels derived from...

Research Report - February 01, 1993

This study analyzes the job and income benefits that accrue from energy taxes. Using the broad-based energy tax proposed by the Clinton Administration as a specific example, the paper illustrates the importance of considering consumer response and the implications of reducing energy use. It...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

Economists and other analysts have postulated that savings from efficiency measures are reduced as consumers use some of the money they save to purchase increased comfort or to operate energy-consuming equipment more intensively. This paper reviews more than 40 energy efficiency program...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report surveys 100 new technologies that can save electricity and natural gas, ranging from those that entered the market in 1991 to those likely to be commercialized by 2002. Data on the 50 technologies with the largest potential savings are provided, including likely costs, savings and...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This study examines the potential to reduce energy use and lower energy bills by dedicating a modest portion of the revenue from a broad-based energy tax to energy efficiency programs. It shows that energy bills could decline if about 15 percent of tax revenues are "recycled" into efficiency...

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