Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Efficiency Programs Can "Realistically" Reduce Consumption
Jan 18, 2009
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Energy efficiency programs in the United States could realistically reduce the rate of growth for electricity consumption by 22% over the next two decades if key barriers can be addressed, according to a report by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The potential energy savings in 2030 would be 236 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 14 New York Cities.

The report, "Assessment of Achievable Savings Potential From Energy Efficiency and Demand Response in the U.S.," found that under an ideal set of conditions conducive to energy efficiency programs, the consumption growth rate could be further reduced to as low as 0.68% annually by 2030. However, achieving the ideal would require costly investments as well as political and regulatory support.

The report defines a realistic achievable figure that includes a forecast of likely customer behavior, taking into account existing market, societal, and attitudinal barriers as well as regulatory and program funding barriers. EPRI says the barriers could reflect customers’ resistance to doing more than the minimum required or a rejection of the attributes of the efficient technology.

For its baseline assumptions, the EPRI study relied on EIA projections of growth in electricity consumption and peak demand for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors from its 2008 Annual Energy Outlook. For more information, visit www.epri.com.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Aug 29, 2014: Adaptive Frequency Drive Increases Trane Chiller Efficiency

Aug 29, 2014: Vitamix President Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Aug 28, 2014: LG Heat Pump Clothes Dryer Earns Emerging Technology Award

Aug 28, 2014: Early Snowthrower Demand Boosts Toro Sales

Aug 27, 2014: Sustainability Standard Launched for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows