Energy Efficiency, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123978874
  • ISBN-13: 9780123978875
  • DDC: 333.791
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 688 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects. The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project planners, implementers and financiers. This volume challenges the "more is better" paradigm in energy production, examining efficiency technologies and measurement across the supply chain.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
Foreword: Is Zero Energy Growth in Our Future?.
1: End of Demand Growth is Within Reach.
2: Will Energy Efficiency Make a Difference?.
3: Utility Energy Efficiency Programs: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future.
4: A Global Perspective on the Long-Term Impact of Increased Energy Efficiency.
5: Carpe Diem – Why Retail Electricity Pricing must Change Now.
6: Is there an Energy Efficiency Gap?.
7: The – Frustratingly Slow – Evolution of Energy Efficiency.
8: Making Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Fit Utility Business Models: Why has it Taken so Long?.
9: The Evolution of Demand-Side Management in the United States.
10: China: Energy Efficiency Where It Really Matters.
11: Rapid Growth at what Cost? Impact of Energy Efficiency Policies in Developing Economies.
12: Case Studies of Low-Energy Communities and Projects.
13: The Prospect of Zero Net Energy Buildings in the United States.
14: What If this Actually Works? Implementing California’s Zero Net Energy Goals.
15: Zero Net Energy at a Community Scale: UC Davis West Village.
16: Crouching Demand, Hidden Peaks: What’s Driving Electricity Consumption in Sydney?.
17: From Consumer to Prosumer: Netherland’s Powermatching City Shows the Way.
18: Back to Basics: Enhancing Efficiency in the Generation and Delivery of Electricity.
19: Smarter Demand Response in RTO Markets: The Evolution Toward Price Responsive Demand in PJM.
20: Opportunities and Remaining Obstacles.
21: Shifting Demand: From the Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency to Business Models that Engage and Empower Consumers.
22: What Comes After the Low-Hanging Fruit?.
23: Energy Convergence: Integrating Increased Efficiency with Increased Penetration of Renewable Generation.
24: Energy Efficiency Finance, a Silver Bullet Amid the Buckshot?.
25: The Holy Grail: Consumer Response to Energy Information.
26: Trading in Energy Efficiency – A Market-Based Solution to Market Failure, or Just Yet Another Market Failure?.
27: The Ultimate Challenge: Getting Consumers Engaged in Energy Efficiency.
Epilogue: How do We get There from Here?.