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Title State level changes in energy intensity and their national implications / Mark Bernstein [and others] ; prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 98 pages) : illustrations
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Note At head of title: Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-98).
Contents Introduction -- State-level trends in energy intensity -- Factors affecting energy intensity -- Modeling energy intensity -- Impact of factors and common effects on energy intensity -- Applying the analysis results to examples of energy intensity outcomes -- Ranking the states with the greatest energy intensity and residual effect reductions -- What would happen to U.S. energy intensity if all states replicated the top-ranked or bottomranked states? -- conclusions and thoughts for future analysis -- Appendix A: Data sources -- Appendix B: Regression analysis results -- Appendix C: methodology for calculating the what-ifs in Chapter 8 -- Appendix D: Detailed results of energy intensity analysis.
Summary The National Energy Policy released by the Bush Administration in 2001 calls for continued reductions in U.S. energy intensity, typically defined as energy consumption per dollar of gross economic output. The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy asked RAND to examine changes in energy intensity as part of a larger effort to identify state-level factors that may contribute to efficient energy use nationwide. The authors examined changes in energy intensity from 1977 through 1999 across the 48 contiguous states and in each of the states' residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation energy-consuming sectors. They identified a number of factors that may explain why some states had different patterns of energy intensity than others: energy prices; the mix of industrial and commercial activities; production capacity utilization; capital investment and new construction; population and demographics; climate; technological innovation; and the energy policies of national, state, and local governments. The results from this study suggests that opportunities may exist for the Department of Energy to increase its involvement in helping states to share information and to provide guidance on state-level actions that are effective in reducing energy intensity.
Note Print version record.
Subject Energy policy -- United States -- States.
Energy conservation -- Government policy -- United States -- States.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Energy.
SCIENCE -- Energy.
Energy conservation -- Government policy -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00909940
Energy policy -- U.S. states. (OCoLC)fst00910240
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Business & Economics.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bernstein, Mark (Mark A.)
United States. Department of Energy.
Science and Technology Policy Institute (Rand Corporation)
Other Form: Print version: State level changes in energy intensity and their national implications. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2003 0833034162 (DLC) 2003009703 (OCoLC)52160129
ISBN 0833036009 (electronic bk.)
9780833036001 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-1616-DOE

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