Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends, Future Prospects

Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends, Future Prospects

by Lee Schipper, Stephen Meyers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521479851

ISBN-13: 9780521479851

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, sponsored by the Stockholm Environment Institute, presents a detailed analysis of changes in world energy use over the past twenty years. It considers the future prospects of energy demand, and discusses ways of restraining growth in consumption in order to meet environmental and economic development goals. Based on a decade of research by the authors and…  See more details below

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This book, sponsored by the Stockholm Environment Institute, presents a detailed analysis of changes in world energy use over the past twenty years. It considers the future prospects of energy demand, and discusses ways of restraining growth in consumption in order to meet environmental and economic development goals. Based on a decade of research by the authors and their colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute, it presents a wealth of information on energy use and the forces shaping it in the industrial, developing, and formerly planned economies. Looking separately at industry, passenger travel, freight transport, and the residential and service sectors, the authors describe the impact on energy use of growth in activity, structural change, and change in energy intensities, and discuss the role of energy prices and energy conservation policies in the industrial countries and the former Soviet Union. The book presents an overview of the potential for improving energy efficiency, and discusses the policies that could help realize the potential. While calling for strong action by governments and the private sector, the authors stress the importance of considering the full range of factors that will shape realization of the energy efficiency potential around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479851
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Energy and Environment Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Units of measurement
Commonly used acronyms
Prologue. The transition to costlier energy1
1Looking at energy use: an introduction52
Pt. IPast trends71
2World energy rise since 1970: an overview73
3Historic trends in manufacturing84
4Historic trends in transportation111
5Historic trends in the residential sector148
6Historic trends in the service sector178
7Trends between 1973 and 1988: summary and key issues192
Pt. IIFuture prospects219
8Outlook for activity and structural change221
9Energy intensities: prospects and potential250
10Scenarios of future energy intensities286
Pt. IIIShaping the future303
11Encouraging energy efficiency: policies and programs305
12Energy and human activity: steps toward a sustainable future328
Appendix A: Data sources for the OECD countries353
Appendix B: Notes on OECD energy intensity scenarios362
Index369

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