Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends, Future Prospectsby Lee Schipper, Stephen Meyers
Pub. Date: 06/28/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book deals with the interrelations between energy using activities, energy supplies and the environment in a comprehensive and useful manner. The authors are very well-known to those involved in energy research. The book has three main parts. The first includes a description of how and why energy use has evolved around the world in the past two decades. Secondly, prospects for more energy efficient use throughout the world is discussed. Lastly, an overview of policies and programs that can help to change the course of energy use is proposed.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. World energy use since 1970: an overview; 3. Historic trends in manufacturing; 4. Historic trends in transportation; 5. Historic trends in the residential sector; 6. Historic trends in the service sector; 7. Trends between 1973 and 1988: summary and key issues; 8. Outlook for activity and structural change; 9. Energy intensities: prospects and potential; 10. Scenarios of future energy intensities; 11. Restraining energy use: policies and programs; 12. Energy and human activity: steps towards a sustainable future.
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