Cover: The Public Benefit of California's Investments in Energy Efficiency

The Public Benefit of California's Investments in Energy Efficiency

Published 2000

by Mark A. Bernstein, Robert J. Lempert, David S. Loughran, David S. Ortiz


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This study reports on the results of an assessment of the benefits of energy efficiency for California. It looks at trends in California energy consumption, including energy demand and reliability. It also examines the economic and environmental impacts of energy efficiency improvements in the commercial and industrial sectors. Finally, it looks at the impacts on households, particularly low-income households, of improvements in residential energy efficiency.

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