Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency

Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency

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This landmark work lauds the benefits of decreased energy consumption, investigating its relationship to public policy and analyzing its potential billion-dollar benefits to the U.S. economy. a€c Addresses broad questions concerning electricity systems and the economy a€c Documents innovative, energy-efficiency technologies, practices, and policies a€c Estimates the achievable cost-effectiveness and economic impact of energy efficiency in the United States a€c Illustrates a range of promising strategies for expanding green savings a€c Argues for more market intelligence, monitoring, and evaluation so that energy, economic, and climate goals are met a€c Showcases the policy environments that have enabled energy efficiency to thrive in leading cities, states, and countries around the worldIn Europe today, most white goods, light bulbs, and cars must have an EU Energy Label displayed when being sold or rented. ... For instance, dishwasher labels show two costsa€”one for people who use electric water heaters, and another for people who use natural gas water heaters. ... label using letter grades produced the largest willingness to paya€”at $1.34 per $1 of energy savings (using the 11anbsp;...

Title:Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency
Author:Marilyn A. Brown, Yu Wang
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2015-09-30


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