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Main Title Energy services analysis : an alternative approach for identifying opportunities to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Crane, Keith,
Publisher RAND,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 780161674
ISBN 9780833060365; 0833060368
Subjects Energy auditing. ; Energy conservation. ; Greenhouse gas mitigation. ; Treibhausgas ; Energieeinsparung ; USA ; Energieeinsparung--(DE-601)09135711X--(DE-STW)11811-1 ; Luftreinhaltung--(DE-601)091375835--(DE-STW)15742-2 ; Energiekonsum--(DE-601)091357020--(DE-STW)18989-2 ; Konsumentenverhalten--(DE-601)091371848--(DE-STW)10300-3 ; Energiepolitik--(DE-601)091357063--(DE-STW)11810-3 ; USA--(DE-601)091396867--(DE-STW)17829-1
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TJ163.245.E54 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/16/2016
Collation xx, 61 pages ; 28 cm.
"Sponsored by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy." "Environment, Energy, and Economic Development; a Rand Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment Program." Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-61).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Energy Services Analysis -- Communications: Electronic Delivery of Daily Written News -- Personal Transportation: Sharing, Rather Than Owning, Vehicles -- Applying Energy Services Analysis to Other Contexts {u2013} Conclusion {u2013} Appendix: Energy Consumption Associated with E-Readers. This technical report uses energy service analysis (ESA) to identify and evaluate new means to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Most analyses in this area focus on making existing processes more efficient. This report uses ESA to examine possibilities for instead changing how a service is delivered. The report introduces ESA, explains how it differs from conventional approaches and how this type of analysis can be conducted, uses an ESA framework to analyze how changes in the provision of two services{u2014}news delivery and personal mobility{u2014}might result in reductions in GHG emissions, suggests other areas in which ESA could be applied, and ends with some thoughts on using ESA more broadly. The authors find that technical improvements in any specific sector may not generate per capita reductions in energy use or GHG emissions as large as reductions possible through changing the means by which people achieve the ends currently provided in those sectors (e.g., news, social interaction). However, reductions are constrained by how well the alternative (e.g., e-readers, vehicle sharing) substitutes for the existing means of providing the service.