This report examines the energy conservation policies and practices of four European countries and presents information on those effective measures which seemed to be applicable to U.S. efforts. The International Energy Agency's 1976 conservation review reported that the U.S. conservation programs lagged behind those of other nations. There is presently no systematic U.S. government program to identify, assess, and distribute information about conservation experiences of other countries that could be used in U.S. conservation efforts. Those countries identified as having effective energy conservation measures were the United Kingdon, West Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Their conservation measures include among others, pricing policies, retrofitting programs, financial incentives for industry and refuse inceneration plants. U.S. energy conservation measures include thermal efficiency standards, retrofitting programs, increased praticipation of municipalities, and the integration of major Federal energy functions into the Department of Energy. The report recommends that the applicability of proven foreign conservation measures to U.S. energy conservation efforts be evaluated and consider how best to develop a foreign conservation data base, assess the potential for U.S. use, identify U.S. users of such information, and distribute the information as quickly as possible to those concerned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1978-1-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173878
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: B-178205
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM