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Research Report T951 - January 1, 1995
This report provides projections of the reductions in gasoline use, greenhouse gas emissions, and hydrocarbon emissions over a 2000 - 2010 time frame that would be achievable through strengthened fuel economy regulation. The sensitivity of the projections to various factors are examined and...
Research Report T952 - January 1, 1995
This study introduces a proposed program involving coordinated public and private procurement and market incentives to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation cars and light trucks. The status of policies affecting the market for vehicle fuel use is reviewed, and the need for...
Research Report T953 - January 1, 1995
Presents a pathbreaking study that enhances our collective understanding of why actual automotive emissions (of the criteria pollutants CO, HC, and NOx) greatly exceed the values expected from tighter tailpipe standards. The authors’ extensive data analysis reveals key reasons for high...
Research Report U946 - October 1, 1994
To meet Clean Air Act requirements for 2000, PSI Energy, a major midwestern utility, must reduce its sulphur oxide emissions by 30% below 1990 levels or buy additional emission allowances. This report discusses how current and proposed DSM programs can play a substantial role in PSI's Clean...
Research Report U943 - August 1, 1994
This report is an introduction to business aspects of demand-side management at electric utilities. Geared towards students or those who are new to DSM, this compilation of current literature lays a foundation that will facilitate comprehension of more complex DSM issues. A DSM glossary is...
Research Report IE945 - June 1, 1994
This study assesses the potential for energy savings and carbon emissions reduction by increasing the recycled content of energy-intensive materials. Aluminum, steel, paper, plastics, and container glass are considered. Government policies to encourage higher recycling rates and increased...
Research Report U932 - June 1, 1994
This major study examines the economic potential for gas efficiency savings in the service areas of three New York State gas utilities. It includes an examination of the economics of converting from electricity to natural gas for various end-uses as well as utility experience with gas efficiency...
Research Report U945 - June 1, 1994
Most utility forecasts assume that present building codes and equipment efficiency standards will not change. However, federal and state laws ensure that codes and standards will become more stringent. This paper provides predictions about future codes and standards for particular products and...
Research Report U944 - April 1, 1994
The analysis in this study provides regulators with a solid empirical basis for evaluating rate impact claims. It analyzes data on rate impacts of DSM programs, including the level of utility DSM expenditures, how DSM expenses are recovered, and factors that are linked to high and low rate...
White Paper - March 31, 1994
The use of rubberized pavement appears to offer a unique opportunity to take a major waste problem generated by the transportation sector and use it to reduce the consumption of resources (including materials and energy) by the same sector, while achieving significant performance benefits.

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