Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth

Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth

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Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects. The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project planners, implementers and financiers. This volume challenges the "more is better" paradigm in energy production, examining efficiency technologies and measurement across the supply chain.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 1,043.26g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations
  • 0123978793
  • 9780123978790
  • 1,150,203

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"I can recommend this book as a useful reference for the state-of-the-art analysis of energy efficiency at the beginning of the second decade of the XXI century. Dr. Sioshansi and the other authors were able to encompass most thematic areas related to energy efficiency and show their complex interplay."--Energy Technology, 2014, 2 "Another timely book from prolific energy author and editor Fereidoon Sioshansi, this time exploring the global surge of electricity market reform...this title will interest many disparate groups, from students to investors, regulators, power utilities, renewables developers and policy makers."--Real Power, Autumn 2013 "...'Energy Efficiency' explores the alternative path to continually increasing energy supply - an end to demand growth. The book looks at the alternative technologies that will help drive energy efficiency and discusses the policies that must be put in place to influence demand growth and to help select and deploy the most suitable solutions."--Real Power, Summer 2013 "Specialists in the technology, economics, and politics of energy describe why and how people can influence the future of electricity demand growth globally, based on what is feasible and often cost effective."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
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About Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm based in San Francisco with over 35 years of experience in the electric power sectore working in analysis of energy markets, specializing in the policy, regulatory, technical and environmental aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally. His research and professional interests are concentrated in demand and price forecasting, electricity market design, competitive pricing & bidding, integrated resource planning, energy conservation and energy efficiency, economics of global climate change, sustainability, energy security, renewable energy technologies, and comparative performance of competitive electricity markets. Dr. Sioshansi advises major utility clients and government policy makers domestically and internationally on electricity market reform, restructuring and privatization of the electric power sector. He has published numerous reports, books, book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of subjects. His professional background includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Electricity Journal where he is regularly featured in the "Electricity Currents" section. Dr. Sioshansi also serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a frequent contributor to Energy Policy. Since 2006, He has edited nine books on related topics with Elsevier.
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Table of contents

Foreword Preface Introduction Part I: End of demand growth is within reach Chapter 1 Will energy efficiency make a difference? Chapter 2 Utility energy efficiency programs: Lessons from the past, opportunities for the future Chapter 3 A global perspective on the long-term impact of increased energy efficiency Chapter 4 Carpe Diem - Why retail electricity pricing must change now Allan Schurr, Global Energy & Utilities, IBM and Steven Hauser, New West Technologies Chapter 5 Is there an energy efficiency gap? Part II: The - frustratingly slow - evolution of energy efficiency Chapter 6 Making cost-effective energy efficiency fit utility business models: Why has it taken so long? Chapter 7 The evolution of demand side management in the US Chapter 8 China: Energy efficiency where it really matters Chapter 9 Rapid growth at what cost? Impact of energy efficiency policies in developing economies Part III: Case studies of low energy projects, policies & communities Chapter 10 The prospect of zero net energy buildings in the US Chapter 11 What if this actually works? Implementing California's zero net energy goals Chapter 12 Zero net energy at a community scale: UC Davis West Village Chapter 13 Crouching demand, hidden peaks: What's driving electricity consumption in Sydney? Chapter 14 From consumer to prosumer: Netherland's PowerMatchingCity shows the way Chapter 15 Back to basics: Enhancing efficiency of electricity generation and delivery Chapter 16 Smarter Demand Response in RTO Markets: The Evolution Toward Price Responsive Demand in PJM Part IV: Opportunities and remaining obstacles Chapter 17 Shifting demand: From the economic imperative of energy efficiency to business models that engage and empower consumers Chapter 18 What comes after the low-hanging fruit? Chapter 19 Energy convergence: Integrating increased efficiency with increased penetration of renewable generation Chapter 20 Energy efficiency finance: a Silver bullet amid the buckshot? Chapter 21 The holy grail: Customer response to energy information Chapter 22 Trading in energy efficiency - a market based solution, or just another market failure? Chapter 23 The ultimate challenge: Getting consumers engaged in energy efficiency Epilogue
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