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Research Report - January 01, 1993

Provides a more expansive treatment of the economics of automobile fuel economy improvement, drawing on our technology assessment work reported in T933 (backlist). It covers the cost analysis methodology, tabulates cost and benefit estimates for gasoline vehicle technology options, and...

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

The author presents lessons learned during 15 years of work on energy efficiency with North Carolina industry and agriculture. The paper includes examples of energy projects and recommendations for structuring programs that will best overcome institutional barriers. Based on a paper prepared...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report describes utility programs that are designed to encourage manufacturers to develop and commercialize highly efficient refrigerators and clothes washers. Opportunities for improving the efficiency of other types of appliances are also discussed. Presented at the International...

Research Report - August 01, 1992

This paper explores the veracity of arguments by large industrial customers that they have already implemented most of the available efficiency measures, and that utility DSM programs ask them to subsidize efficiency investments by residential and commercial customers. Efficiency opportunities...

Research Report - February 01, 1992

Examines the impacts on employment and income that could result from improving energy efficiency are examined in this report. It shows that substantial energy efficiency improvements throughout the U.S. economy (including a special analysis of the impact of improving motor vehicle efficiency)...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This is a review of the energy efficiency provisions in the 1992 federal energy law that affects electric utilities. It estimates the potential electricity savings and discusses how utilities, regulators and DSM advocates should respond. Prepared for the 6th National DSM Conference.

Research Report - January 01, 1992

The use of new vehicle purchase price incentives to promote the fuel economy of cars and light trucks is discussed in this paper. It examines the options and the expected impact of incentives taking the form of fees and rebates ("feebates"). A prototype proposal accounting for vehicle size is...

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This report describes the energy efficiency provisions in the comprehensive 1992 energy bill and estimates their impact on energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Prepared with the Alliance to Save Energy.

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This study provides estimates of the reductions in oil consumption and CO2 emissions that would result from strengthened Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAF

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