Emerging Technologies/Practices: Finding the Next Generation

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Adopting new energy-efficient technologies and practices is key for reducing energy consumption and maintaining economic growth. As efficient technologies and practices (T&Ps) increase their market share and become conventional, new T&Ps worth promoting need to be found. Fortunately, innovators introduce new T&Ps more rapidly than the market can assimilate them. Some have greater potential than others, so periodic, systematic evaluations of emerging T&Ps serve to identify the best candidates for program development. Comparing findings over time gives additional insights into the efficiency industry