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Efficient Electricity Use: A Development Strategy for Brazil

By: Howard Geller

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #60586 | ISBN: 0918249147
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More efficient have enormous benefits energy use can for a developing country. Brazil has one of the most successful and advanced electricity conservation efforts among developing countries. This book describes the progress in electricity conservation in Brazil and the potential for further efficiency improvements. It indicates how implementation of electricity conservation measures can be accelerated, and how those in the U.S. and other countries can help Brazil. Chapters cover: technologies for electricity conservation; barriers to implementing more efficient electricity use; electricity conservation policies; industrial structure and electricity use; demand forecasting; and scenarios for future electricity use. The Brazilian experience provides insights and lessons that are relevant throughout the world. It was prepared in cooperation with Eletrobras (Brazil's national electric utility) and the University of Sao Paulo.


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