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Research Report U954 - August 1, 1995
Utility demand-side management (DSM) programs have been operating for approximately two decades. During this period DSM has progressed from an emphasis on information and loan programs to a resource acquisition strategy emphasizing rebates. Now, the electric utility industry is being restructured...
Research Report U951 - April 1, 1995
This report argues that implementation of end-use electricity conservation measures can and should continue to grow in the U.S. despite the uncertainty concerning utility DSM programs. It covers recent trends in DSM program budgets and savings targets; the evolution of DSM programs toward higher-...
E-Book - March 28, 1995
Widespread concern about energy efficiency, societal impacts and environmental quality has sparked a global interest in the reevaluation of our transportation systems. This book examines how transportation energy choices made by citizens, policymakers and planners will affect national goals of...
E-Book - March 28, 1995
Apartment buildings, an important part of the affordable U.S. housing stock, have long been identified as a particularly challenging area for energy conservation. This book reviews building characteristics, energy use, and barriers to conservation in existing five-or-more unit multifamily...
Research Report I953 - March 1, 1995
Utilities and governments in developing countries are now considering whether to use integrated resource planning techniques and demand-side management programs as part of their efforts to meet future demand for electricity. This report introduces IRP and DSM to a developing country audience and...
Research Report U953 - March 1, 1995
This report presents a rationale for maintaining strong utility DSM programs in spite of growing competition and restructuring within the utility industry. It includes recommendations for utilities and regulators.
Research Report ED952 - February 1, 1995
This study presents 14 different energy-related indicators of economic, social and environmental progress. Among the indicators proposed are analyses of energy and carbon intensity of the U.S. economy; measures to track progress toward objectives found in the 1992 Energy Policy Act; trends in the...
Research Report I952 - February 1, 1995
China’s economy is growing rapidly and China is becoming a major player in the international room air conditioner market. This report summarizes a wide array of information on the Chinese room air conditioner market and examines technical opportunities for improving the efficiency of...
Research Report A951 - January 1, 1995
This report reviews the status of the federal appliance and equipment efficiency standards and summarizes the benefits of the standards for consumers and the nation.
Research Report A952 - January 1, 1995
This report addresses the variety of issues surrounding energy code compliance. Included are, a review of current literature, a discussion of the technical, financial and procedural issues related to code adoption, compliance and enforcement and strategies for overcoming these barriers.

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