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Energy Efficiency

Assessing the Electric Productivity Gap and the U.S. Efficiency Opportunity

AUTHORS:
Mims, Natalie
Bell, Mathias
Doig, Stephen
DOCUMENT ID: 2009-08
YEAR: 2009
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper explores how effectively the United States has used electricity and compares energy efficiency implementation by state. This paper analyzes state-level electric productivity to determine which states are the most productive with their electricity.

Spatial and Temporal Interactions of Wind and Solar in the Next Generation Utility: Expanded Analysis

AUTHORS:
Hansen, Lena
Palmintier, Bryan
Levine, Jonah
Traube, Joshua
DOCUMENT ID: 2008-20
YEAR: 2008
DOCUMENT TYPE: Conference Proceedings

This paper, originally presented at WINDPOWER 2008, argues that the “next generation” electric utility must incorporate variable renewable resources, including wind and solar, in much larger quantities than conventionally thought possible. This analysis expands previous studies on reducing the variability of renewable resources through optimized geographic distribution.

Intermittent Renewables in the Next Generation Utility

AUTHORS:
Hansen, Lena
Levine, Jonah
DOCUMENT ID: 2008-22
YEAR: 2008
DOCUMENT TYPE: Conference Proceedings

This paper, presented at PowerGenRE2008, evaluates the potential reduction in variability of intermittent renewables due to the geographical dispersion of wind resources across large geographic areas.

Nuclear Power: Climate Fix or Folly?

AUTHORS:
Lovins, Amory
Sheikh, Imran
Markevich, Alex
DOCUMENT ID: E09-01
YEAR: 2009
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This semi-technical article, summarizing a detailed and documented technical paper (see "The Nuclear Illusion" (2008)), compares the cost, climate protection potential, reliability, financial risk, market success, deployment speed, and energy contribution of new nuclear power with those of its low- or no-carbon competitors.

Getting Off Oil

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E06-08
YEAR: 2006
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

In this short article, Amory Lovins explains how investing in energy efficiency is good for business.

Energy End-Use Efficiency

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E05-16
YEAR: 2005
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper, which was commissioned by the InterAcademy Council, discusses the importance and benefits of considering energy end-use efficiency when making energy economic decisions. Energy end-use efficiency is the concept of providing more desired services per unit of energy consumed.

How America Can Free Itself of Oil—Profitably

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E04-21
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article

In this article from Fortune magazine, Amory Lovins argues that it will cost less to replace the oil needed by the U.S. than to buy it and that within the next few decades the U.S. can end its oil dependence.

Energy Efficiency, Taxonomic Overview

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E04-02
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This paper, originally published in the Encyclopedia of Energy, provides an extensive overview of the topic of energy efficiency.

Profitable Solutions to the Business, Climate, and Nuclear Proliferation Problems

AUTHOR: Lovins, Amory
DOCUMENT ID: E08-05
YEAR: 2008
DOCUMENT TYPE: Presentation

In this presentation given to the Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, Amory Lovins explains how energy can be used in a way that saves money. He also explains negawatts, his views on nuclear power, and strategies for implementing programs to limit climate change.

 
 
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