ENERGY CONSERVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The research emphasizes energy conservation in the residential sector. Experimental investigations attempt to determine optional insulation standards for mobile homes. During the reporting period, the authors completed a two-year program of analysis of opportunities for energy savings in transportation. This program started with a comparison of energy intensiveness for the various transportation modes. Subsequent research was devoted to detailed analysis of automobiles (the most widely used mode), airplanes (the most energy intensive mode), and bicycles (the least energy intensive mode). Policy options were reviewed to determine potential impact in reducing overall energy consumption, reducing the energy intensiveness of a mode, and in promoting shifts toward the less energy intensive modes. In the statistical analysis of electricity demand growth, earlier projections are compared to actual recent experience. The comparison shows a clear advantage in using the econometric models over the traditional approach of extrapolating previous trends. The first phase of research on coal supply costs has been completed and findings demonstrate a sharp rise in costs for surface mining on steep slopes. This document includes brief summaries of results; each section lists references to more exhaustive topical reports and technical papers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    P. O. Box 2008
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Carlsmith, R S
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL-NSF-EP-77 Prog Rpt., NSF/RA/N-74-100
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-eng-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM