E-Vision 2000

Key Issues That Will Shape Our Energy Future Analysis and Papers Prepared for the E-Vision 2000 Conference


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This report documents an initiative by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to identify and assess a range of emerging issues that may affect future energy use and supply. It summarizes the issues raised and suggestions made for future research by the participants in and attendees of a conference called E-Vision 2000, held October 11-13, 2000 in Washington, D.C., including presentation of invited papers. RAND played the roles of conference convener, organizer, and integrator and compiled summaries of issues and comments. This volume presents supplementary materialsconference papers and additional analysesdeveloped for the conference.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Introduction

  • Conference Papers on the Influence of Information Technologies on Energy Use

  • Information Technology Impacts on the U.S. Energy Demand Profile

  • Competitive Electricity Markets and Innovative Technologies: Hourly Pricing Can Pave the Way for the Introduction of Technology and Innovation

  • Raising the Speed Limit: U.S. Economic Growth in the Information Age

  • The Internet and the New Energy Economy

  • Power for A Digital Society

  • Conference Papers on Worker Productivity, Building Design, and Energy Use

  • Health and Productivity Gains from Better Indoor Environments and Their Implications for the U.S. Department of Energy

  • The Urban Structure and Personal Travel: An Analysis of Portland, OR Data and Some National and International Data

  • Enhancing Productivity While Reducing Energy Use in Buildings

  • Conference Papers on Systems Approach to Energy Use

  • Promoting Renewable Energy and Demand - Side Management Through Emissions Trading Program Desigbn

  • On the Road Again - in the Car of the Future

  • Energy R & D Policy in a Changing Global Environment

  • Taking the Time to Ask the Right Questions Or, CSTRR: A Case Study with Attitude

  • Distributed Generation Architecture and Control

  • Appendix A

    Scenario Analysis

  • Appendix B

    Delphi Analysis

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