Meta-Review of Efficiency Potential Studies and Their Implications for the South

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Title: Meta-Review of Efficiency Potential Studies and Their Implications for the South
Author: Chandler, Sharon (Jess) Ann ; Brown, Marilyn A.
Abstract: This paper reviews 19 separate studies published over the past 12 years that examine the potential for deploying greater energy efficiency in the South. These studies contain more than 250 estimates of the energy efficiency potential for different fuels (electricity, natural gas, and all fuels), sectors of the economy (residential buildings, commercial buildings, and industry), and types of potential (technical, economic, maximum achievable, and moderate achievable). The meta-review concludes that a reservoir of cost-effective energy savings exists in the South. The full deployment of these nearly pollution-free opportunities could largely offset the growth in energy consumption forecast for the region over the next decade.
Type: Working Paper
Date: 2009-08
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Public Policy
Relation: School of Public Policy Working Papers ; 51
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Energy efficiency potential
Analysis of published studies
Energy efficiency improvements in the South
Cost-effective energy savings

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