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Energy Efficiency

Towards the End of Demand Growth

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.


Primary: Systems, Power and Electrical Engineers, regulators and business professionals working at electric utilities, and on power systems.

Secondary: Policy makers; economists; investors; graduate students & post-grad researchers studying energy production.

Hardbound, 688 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397879-0


  • "Another timely book from prolific energy author and editor Fereidoon Sioshansi, this time exploring the global surge of electricity market reform…this title will interest many disparate groups, from students to investors, regulators, power utilities, renewables developers and policy makers."--Real Power, Autumn 2013
    "…‘Energy Efficiency’ explores the alternative path to continually increasing energy supply - an end to demand growth. The book looks at the alternative technologies that will help drive energy efficiency and discusses the policies that must be put in place to influence demand growth and to help select and deploy the most suitable solutions."--Real Power, Summer 2013
    "Specialists in the technology, economics, and politics of energy describe why and how people can influence the future of electricity demand growth globally, based on what is feasible and often cost effective."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


  • Foreword


    Part I: End of demand growth is within reach

    Chapter 1 Will energy efficiency make a difference?

    Chapter 2 Utility energy efficiency programs: Lessons from the past, opportunities for the future

    Chapter 3 A global perspective on the long-term impact of increased energy efficiency

    Chapter 4 Carpe Diem - Why retail electricity pricing must change now
    Allan Schurr, Global Energy & Utilities, IBM and Steven Hauser, New West Technologies

    Chapter 5 Is there an energy efficiency gap?

    Part II: The - frustratingly slow - evolution of energy efficiency

    Chapter 6 Making cost-effective energy efficiency fit utility business models: Why has it taken so long?

    Chapter 7 The evolution of demand side management in the US

    Chapter 8 China: Energy efficiency where it really matters

    Chapter 9 Rapid growth at what cost? Impact of energy efficiency policies in developing economies

    Part III: Case studies of low energy projects, policies & communities

    Chapter 10 The prospect of zero net energy buildings in the US
    Chapter 11 What if this actually works? Implementing California’s zero net energy goals

    Chapter 12 Zero net energy at a community scale: UC Davis West Village

    Chapter 13 Crouching demand, hidden peaks: What's driving electricity consumption in Sydney?

    Chapter 14 From consumer to prosumer: Netherland’s PowerMatchingCity shows the way

    Chapter 15 Back to basics: Enhancing efficiency of electricity generation and delivery

    Chapter 16 Smarter Demand Response in RTO Markets: The Evolution Toward Price Responsive Demand in PJM

    Part IV: Opportunities and remaining obstacles

    Chapter 17 Shifting demand: From the economic imperative of energy efficiency to business models that engage and empower consumers

    Chapter 18 What comes after the low-hanging fruit?

    Chapter 19 Energy convergence: Integrating increased efficiency with increased penetration of renewable generation
    Chapter 20 Energy efficiency finance: a Silver bullet amid the buckshot?

    Chapter 21 The holy grail: Customer response to energy information

    Chapter 22 Trading in energy efficiency - a market based solution, or just another market failure?

    Chapter 23 The ultimate challenge: Getting consumers engaged in energy efficiency



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