- Comparative financial analysis of efficiency vs. increased generation
- Case studies from four continents highlight the examples of successful technologies and projects
- Explains how existing and developing regulatory frameworks impact cost and implementation
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.
About the Authors
Foreword. Is Zero Energy Growth in Our Future?
1 Electricity Demand Growth
2 Theme of the Book
3 Organization of the Book and Chapter Summaries
Part I: End of Demand Growth is within Reach
Chapter 1. Will Energy Efficiency make a Difference?
2 Mind the Gap, the Energy Efficiency Gap
3 What Scope for Energy Efficiency?
4 What Energy Future?
Chapter 2. Utility Energy Efficiency Programs: Lessons from the Past, Opportunities for the Future
2 A Brief History of U.S. Utility Energy Efficiency Efforts
3 Why Do Utilities Invest in Energy Efficiency?
4 Recent Efforts in Leading States
5 Key Lessons Learned
6 Long-Term Efficiency Opportunities
7 Issues to Address
8 Program Strategies for the Future
9 Moving Forward
Chapter 3. A Global Perspective on the Long-term Impact of Increased Energy Efficiency
2 Literature Review
3 Data and Methodology
4 Empirical Results
Chapter 4. Carpe Diem – Why Retail Electricity Pricing must Change Now
2 Breaking the Addiction to Electricity
3 Self-Generation Becomes the Norm
4 Industry Implications
5 Possible Responses
Chapter 5. Is There an Energy Efficiency Gap?
2 Background Facts on Energy Demand
3 Evidence on Returns to Energy Efficiency Investments
4 Investment Inefficiencies that Could Cause an Energy Efficiency Gap
5 Policy Implications
Appendix A Model of Investment in Energy Efficiency
"I can recommend this book as a useful reference for the state-of-the-art analysis of energy efficiency at the beginning of the second decade of the XXI century. Dr. Sioshansi and the other authors were able to encompass most thematic areas related to energy efficiency and show their complex interplay."--Energy Technology, 2014, 2
"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