E-Vision 2002, Shaping Our Future by Reducing Energy Intensity in the U.S. Economy, Volume I

E-Vision 2002, Shaping Our Future by Reducing Energy Intensity in the U.S. Economy, Volume I: Proceedings of the Conference

David Ortiz
Jerry Sollinger
Copyright Date: 2003
Edition: 1
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 82
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7249/cf184doe
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    E-Vision 2002, Shaping Our Future by Reducing Energy Intensity in the U.S. Economy, Volume I
    Book Description:

    The E-Vision 2002 Conference, held in May 2002, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy as a step toward implementing a key recommendation of the Bush administration's National Energy Policy. It gathered 150 of the nation's leading energy experts to discuss ways of reducing the country's energy intensity. This volume and the additional volume enclosed on CD-ROM contain the presentations and discussions that took place at the conference, including the identification of goals and the means to achieve them. It is a key work for those involved in implementing the National Energy Policy.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-3591-2
    Subjects: Physics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
  2. PREFACE
    (pp. iii-iv)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  4. FIGURES
    (pp. vii-viii)
  5. Tables
    (pp. ix-x)
  6. SUMMARY
    (pp. xi-xvi)
  7. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. xvii-xviii)
  8. Chapter One INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 1-2)

    One key energy efficiency action found in the National Energy Policy (NEP) is Recommendation 14 in Chapter 4 (referred to as Recommendation 4-14), which is that the

    President direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a national priority for improving energy efficiency. The priority would be to improve the energy intensity of the U.S. economy as measured by the amount of energy required for each dollar of economic productivity. This increase in efficiency should be pursued through the combined efforts of industry, consumers, and federal, state and local governments. (NEPDG, 2001)

    The E-Vision 2002 Conference was one step in the...

  9. Chapter Two ENERGY INTENSITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    (pp. 3-10)

    This chapter summarizes the contextual material on energy intensity presented during the first three sessions of E-Vision 2002. It provides a brief history of energy intensity and efficiency since 1970 and offers some definitions. It then describes trends in four energy sectors (industrial, buildings, transportation, and electricity generating) and suggests some possible futures. It also lays out several key national and corporate themes discussed by roundtable participants that help shape the broader context component of the conference.

    To provide the context for the discussion of actions to reduce energy intensity in the U.S. economy, E-Vision 2002 began with presentations on...

  10. Chapter Three LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS EFFORTS AT REDUCING ENERGY INTENSITY
    (pp. 11-16)

    The second set of conference sessions discussed previous efforts at reducing energy intensity. Participants addressed the factors that caused a particular effort to succeed or fail, so that the lessons could be applied to future efforts. One session was a discussion of private sector experiences at reducing energy intensity. Since the early 1970s, entire businesses have been founded on the premise of energy efficiency. State and local governments often have unique insights into what succeeded in their communities, and a session was devoted to programs at this level. The federal government also played a significant role in setting national policy...

  11. Chapter Four OPTIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING ENERGY INTENSITY IN THE U.S. ECONOMY
    (pp. 17-26)

    The final sessions of E-Vision 2002 discussed options and strategies for reducing energy intensity. While government leadership is essential, it is critical to note that the successful implementation of a national priority for improving energy efficiency depends upon the actions of the federal, state, and local governments; industry; and U.S. citizens. The two sessions regarding options and strategies comprised concurrent breakout sessions organized by energy-consuming sector. The first session covered the industrial and buildings sectors and the second session the transportation and electricity generation sectors.

    John Green, a consultant, presented options for reducing energy intensity in the aluminum refining industry....

  12. Chapter Five ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL PRIORITY FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE U.S. ECONOMY
    (pp. 27-34)

    The discussions at E-Vision 2002 brought to light many issues that need to be considered in the implementation of a national priority for improving energy efficiency. Conference topics considered to help clarify those issues included (1) the context for and the historical and possible future of reductions in energy intensity in the U.S. economy, (2) lessons learned at various levels of government and industry, and (3) options for energy intensity reductions in the major energy-consuming sectors of society.

    The final session was a working lunch with Assistant Secretary David Garman. Assistant Secretary Garman led the session, soliciting comments on the...

  13. Appendix A CONFERENCE AGENDA
    (pp. 35-44)
  14. Appendix B LIST OF ATTENDEES
    (pp. 45-62)
  15. REFERENCES
    (pp. 63-64)