Ripe for the Picking: Have We Exhausted the Low-Hanging Fruit in the Industrial Sector?

Research Report IE061


Anna Monis Shipley and R. Neal Elliott


Some contend that industry did all the cost-effective efficiency in the 1980s while efficiency advocates contend that efficiency is continually recreated. This report looks at trends in industrial energy efficiency from the 1970s to today, characterizes how opportunities have changed, and provides clear evidence that significant opportunities remain.