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Energy Efficiency and Human Activity
Past Trends, Future Prospects


Part of Cambridge Energy and Environment Series

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521479851

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  • This book, sponsored by the Stockholm Environment Institute and first published in 1992, presents a detailed analysis of changes in world energy use over the past twenty years. It considers the future prospects of energy demand, and discusses ways of restraining growth in consumption in order to meet environmental and economic development goals. Based on a decade of research by the authors and their colleagues at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in collaboration with the Stockholm Environment Institute, it presents a wealth of information on energy use and the forces shaping it in the industrial, developing, and formerly planned economies. The book provides an invaluable overview of the potential for improving energy efficiency, and discusses the policies that could help realize the potential. While calling for strong action by governments and the private sector, the authors stress the importance of considering the full range of factors that will shape realization of the energy efficiency potential around the world.

    • Authors are world experts
    • Data included in book is a vital and unique source for energy analysts
    • Work in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute
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    'Schipper makes people uncomfortable in order to make the world more comfortable. More power to his probing, insistent elbow.' New Scientist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521479851
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. World energy use since 1970: an overview
    3. Historic trends in manufacturing
    4. Historic trends in transportation
    5. Historic trends in the residential sector
    6. Historic trends in the service sector
    7. Trends between 1973 and 1988: summary and key issues
    8. Outlook for activity and structural change
    9. Energy intensities: prospects and potential
    10. Scenarios of future energy intensities
    11. Restraining energy use: policies and programs
    12. Energy and human activity: steps towards a sustainable future.

  • Authors

    Lee Schipper, University of California, Los Angeles

    Stephen Meyers, University of California, Los Angeles


    Richard B. Howarth

    Ruth Steiner

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