Diffusion of Innovations

Existing Energy Efficiency Technologies Could Provide Major Savings

Energy efficiency technologies that exist today or that are likely to be developed in the near future could save considerable money as well as energy, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Fully adopting these technologies could lower projected U.S. energy use 17 percent to 20 percent by 2020, and 25 percent to 31 percent by 2030. Achieving full deployment of these efficiency technologies will depend in part on pressures driving adoption, such as high energy prices or…

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New Report: Efficiency is the Best Policy to Achieve Climate Change Success

What?  Efficiency is the best strategy?  That’s hardly news; it’s been U.S. national policy since the P2 Act of 1990. From the World Business Council for Sustainable Development: “Governments around the world could make rapid, substantial and relatively cheap cuts to carbon emissions by pursuing energy efficiency in place of more ambitious, but expensive, technological solutions, says a new study.” http://j.mp/5n7BT9 From the NY Times “A new report on energy efficiency from the consulting firm McKinsey found that the United…

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