Using less energy today can save money and improve the quality of the environment for future generations. RAND has informed public awareness and policy with research on such topics as energy use in commercial buildings, household energy conservation, the conflict between energy conservation and productivity in schools and offices, and the potential to reduce the energy requirements of U.S. commercial airlines.
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In November 2012, the Department of Energy and Climate Change unveiled the UK's national Energy Efficiency Strategy, setting out the direction of their policy for the coming decades. RAND Europe's research on
To reduce air emission and oil dependency impacts from passenger vehicles, strategies to promote adoption of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles with small battery packs offer more social benefits per dollar spent.
Our estimates imply that demand-side management had a much smaller effect on retail electricity sales than do estimates reported by utilities themselves over the same study period.
Reviews a collection of recent energy scenarios from a policy and planning perspective and compares these scenarios quantitatively.