Summer 2009 Bridge V-39-2 Energy Efficiency
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    The Greening of the Middle Kingdom: The Story of Energy Efficiency in China

      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 ... Read More

    Author: Mark D. Levine, Nan Zhou, and Lynn Price

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Coming of Age in New York: The Maturation of Energy Efficiency as a Resource

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Paul A. DeCotis

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Energy Efficiency in Passenger Transportation

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Daniel Sperling and Nic Lutsey

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Building Materials, Energy Efficiency, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    This article is based on testimony given before the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protection on Green Jobs and their Role in our Economic Recovery, March 31, 2009. Original testimony available online at ... Read More

    Author: Robin Roy and Brandon Tinianov

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Improving Energy Efficiency in the Chemical Industry

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Jeremy J. Patt and William F. Banholzer

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Potential of Energy Efficiency: An Overview

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Lester B. Lave

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Expanding Opportunities for Energy Efficiency

    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, ... Read More

    Author: Maxine Savitz

    Energy Efficiency

    Release date: Summer 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 2