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Energy Efficiency and Human Activity: Past Trends, Future Prospects

Series: Cambridge Energy and Environment Series

By: L Schipper and S Meyers

332 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #43744 | ISBN: 0521479851
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Hardback | Nov 1992 | #20393 | ISBN: 0521432979
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About this book

Deals with the interrelations between energy-using activities, energy supplies and the environment.

'Schipper makes people uncomfortable in order to make the world more comfortable. More power to his probing, insistent elbow.' New Scientist


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. World energy use since 1970: an overview; 3. Historic trends in manufacturing; 4. Historic trends in transportation; 5. Historic trends in the residential sector; 6. Historic trends in the service sector; 7. Trends between 1973 and 1988: summary and key issues; 8. Outlook for activity and structural change; 9. Energy intensities: prospects and potential; 10. Scenarios of future energy intensities; 11. Restraining energy use: policies and programs; 12. Energy and human activity: steps towards a sustainable future.

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