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State level changes in energy intensity and their national implications
Bernstein, Mark (Mark A.)
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2003]

Physical Description:
xvii, 98 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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At head of title: Science and Technology Policy Institute.
Reading Level:
1580 Lexile.
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The 2001 National Energy Policy calls for continued reductions in energy intensity (energy consumption per dollar of gross economic output). This study was part of an effort to identify state-level factors that may contribute to efficient energy use nationwide. The authors examined changes in energy intensity in 48 states and in the states' energy-consuming sectors from 1977 through 1999. Some factors that may explain differences in states' energy intensity are energy prices, new construction, capacity utilization, population, climate, tech innovations, and government energy policies.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. vii
Tablesp. ix
Summaryp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Acronymsp. xvii
1 Introductionp. 1
2 State-Level Trends in Energy Intensityp. 7
3 Factors Affecting Energy Intensityp. 13
4 Modeling Energy Intensityp. 19
5 Impact of Factors and Common Effects on Energy Intensityp. 23
6 Applying the Analysis Results to Examples of Energy Intensity Outcomesp. 33
7 Ranking the States with the Greatest Energy Intensity and Residual Effect Reductionsp. 37
8 What Would Happen to U.S. Energy Intensity If All States Replicated the Top-Ranked or Bottom-Ranked States?p. 47
9 Conclusions and Thoughts for Future Analysisp. 51
A Data Sourcesp. 53
B Regression Analysis Resultsp. 59
C Methodology for Calculating the What-Ifs in Chapter 8p. 73
D Detailed Results of Energy Intensity Analysisp. 79
Bibliographyp. 93