Energy Efficiency and the Environment

(1991)- Energy efficiency in homes, the workplace, and transportation provides one of the most immediate and valuable solutions to the environmental problems that endanger our world. This resource addresses the direct correlation between conserving energy and mitigating environmental hazards such as global warming, air pollution, acid rain, and ozone depletion.


Twenty chapters focus on how energy efficiency measures and programs can reduce pollutant emissions, and how planners can incorporate environmental externalities in the allocation of natural resources. Anyone concerned about the relationship between energy efficiency and restoring the health of our environment will find this resource useful.
Based on papers presented at the ACEEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, the resource was written by leading researchers, program analysts and policymakers.
Topics include:
* Global warming–public perspectives and CO2 reduction potential
* Efficiency improvements as an acid rain compliance strategy
* Efficiency and regulatory policy options
* Environmental externality costs
* Integrating energy and environmental planning
* Trees, landscaping and urban heat islands
* CFCs, energy use in buildings
By:
Edward Vine, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Drury Crawley, Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Paul Centolella, Ohio Office of the Consumers’ Counsel
For more information, visit the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.