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Energy Efficiency and Human Activity : Past Trends, Future Prospects - Lee Schipper

Energy Efficiency and Human Activity

Past Trends, Future Prospects

By: Lee Schipper, Stephen Meyers, Richard B. Howarth (As told to), Ruth Steiner (As told to)

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Published: 27th November 1992
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This book, sponsored by the Stockholm Environment Institute, 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 Stokholm 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.

'Schipper makes people uncomfortable in order to make the world more comfortable. More power to his probing, insistent elbow.' New Scientist

Introduction
World energy use since 1970: an overview
Historic trends in manufacturing
Historic trends in transportation
Historic trends in the residential sector
Historic trends in the service sector
Trends between 1973 and 1988: summary and key issues
Outlook for activity and structural change
Energy intensities: prospects and potential
Scenarios of future energy intensities
Restraining energy use: policies and programs
Energy and human activity: steps towards a sustainable future
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ISBN: 9780521432979
ISBN-10: 0521432979
Series: Cambridge Energy and Environment Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 27th November 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.76