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Energy Efficiency
June 1, 2009 Volume 39 Issue 2
Summer 2009 Bridge V-39-2 Energy Efficiency
Articles In This Issue
  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorMark D. Levine, Nan Zhou, and Lynn Price

     China’s remarkable history of energy savings has been inconsistent but effective overall.

    The dominant image of China’s energy system is of billowing smokestacks from the combustion of coal. More heavily dependent on coal than any other major country, China uses coal for ...

  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorPaul A. DeCotis

    New York’s effective energy-efficiency policies respond to changes in the marketplace and changes in technology.

    The energy-efficiency industry is maturing. Firms that provide energy-efficiency products and services are becoming more common, and their business models require less ...

  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorDaniel Sperling and Nic Lutsey

    Trade-offs among performance, size, and fuel consumption in light-duty vehicles will be a critical policy challenge.

    Transportation accounts for approximately one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States, two-thirds of oil consumption, and about half of urban air pollution ...

  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorJeremy J. Patt and William F. Banholzer

    The chemical industry is finding creative ways to reduce energy usage and reshape product life cycles.

    The chemical industry accounts for 6 percent of energy usage in the United States (Wells, 2008). Approximately half of this energy is contained in hydrocarbon raw materials—primarily ...

  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorLester B. Lave

    Overcoming formidable barriers to energy efficiency will require public and private support.

    Efficient technology that requires less energy than is currently used to get the same or better output has fueled the growth of our economy for more than a century. But while America was building its ...

  • Monday, June 1, 2009
    AuthorMaxine Savitz

    Editor's Note

    The United States, the world’s largest consumer of energy, is responsible for about 20 percent of energy consumption worldwide. China, its closest competitor, consumes about 15 percent. In the past two years, the complex subject of energy and climate change, national ...