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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...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This paper shows how an environmentally sound transportation policy emphasizing improved vehicle efficiency as well as shifts to alternative transportation modes and renewable fuels can cost-effectively cut transportation--related petroleum use by two-thirds, Co2 emissions by one-half and...

Research Report - January 01, 1993

This report extends earlier analyses of the cost-effective potential for improving automobile fuel economy by incorporating refinements to existing technologies along with new ones, such as lean-burn engines, variable valve timing and improved transmission management. It finds that average new...

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

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 - 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

In this paper, national minimum efficiency standards on lamps, motors, showerheads, and heating and air conditioning equipment for commercial buildings are proposed. It also analyzes energy savings that would result from the standards and the current political status

Research Report - January 01, 1992

This report recommends how the Department of Energy could strengthen and expand its buildings energy efficiency program. It proposes thirteen major R&D or implementation initiatives. Prepared by an ad hoc group of experts from industry, universities, government, and national laboratories...

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...

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