Energy

Energy plays a vital role in the global economy: fossil fuel dependency, the stability of the supply chain, and the prospects for harnessing previously untapped resources affect a range of policy concerns, from national security and international affairs to economic development and climate change. RAND's energy research covers the spectrum from energy conservation and security to emerging technologies and energy use by the U.S. armed forces.

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    A Reliability Review of the Reactor Safety Study.

    On August 20, 1974, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) made public 14 volumes of the [Reactor Safety Study: An Assessment] [of Accident Risks in U.S. Commercial] [Nuclear Power Plants]. The AEC took two years, and a reported $3 million dollars, to ...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    A Generalized Model for Comparing Automobile Design Approaches to Improved Fuel Economy

    Describes an automobile design model that assesses the effects of design changes on fuel economy, lifetime energy required, sticker price, and annual cost of ownership of automobiles having specified acceleration capabilities, passenger and trunk ...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    California's Electricity Quandary.

    A review of research into energy problems and policy conducted at RAND since 1970. This research served as the basis for hearings by the California State Assembly in 1973, and resulted in the introduction of a number of energy bills in the State Sena...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Possible Effects of Nuclear Initiative on Supply and Use of Electricity in California.

    Testimony presented at hearings on the California Nuclear Safeguards Initiative discussing possible effects of the passage of the initiative. Using projections of electricity use developed at RAND, the author suggests that generating capacity could b...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    The Distributional Implications of a Tax on Gasoline.

    Prepared for the 1975 meeting of the Western Economic Association. In the continuing debate over the advantages and disadvantages of a gasoline tax as opposed to a general petroleum tax or some form of rationing of gasoline or other petroleum product...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    Can Land Use Management Reduce Energy Consumption for Transportation?

    The author explores the notion that if land use management can be applied to the problem of energy conservation, it would be by changes in the location of homes, jobs, recreational amenities, etc., so as to minimize the distances people would have to travel.

    May 1, 1974

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    Electricity conservation measures in the commercial sector : the Los Angeles experience

    Electricity conservation measures in the commercial sector : the Los Angeles experience

    Jan 1, 1974

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    How To Save Gasoline: Public Policy Alternatives for the Automobile (Executive Summary)

    This is an executive summary of R-1560 and is included therein.

    Jan 1, 1974

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    How To Save Gasoline: Public Policy Alternatives for the Automobile

    Sought to devise analytical tools to evaluate the effects on private transportation of national energy conservation measures, to apply these tools in a systematic analysis to compare the effectiveness of several alternative policy instrument...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    A USAF Energy Consumption Projection Model.

    A USAF Energy Consumption Projection Model.

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Coping with the Fuel Shortage: A Guide for Los Angeles Residents.

    An assessment of California's current energy situation in terms of sources of supply, uses, and conservation. Due to declining in-state production and reduced deliveries from other sources, California's natural gas supplies will be about 8 percent l...

    Jan 1, 1974

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    Zara Fatima Abdurahaman

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education B.Eng. in electrical and electronic engineering, The University of Nottingham

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    Katherine Anania

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.E.S.M. in environmental science and management, UC Santa Barbara; M.A. in economics, UC Santa Barbara; B.S. in environmental studies, Emory University

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    Ismael Arciniegas Rueda

    Senior Economist; Professor of Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, SUNY Albany; M.A. in economics, SUNY Albany

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    D. Sean Barnett

    Senior Engineer
    Education B.S. in nuclear engineering, Purdue University; Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J.D. in law, Georgetown University Law Center

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    Bryan Boling

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; MSc in aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; BS in mechanical engineering, University of California, Berkeley

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    Craig A. Bond

    Research Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Editor-in-Chief, RAND Journal of Economics
    Education Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, University of California, Davis; M.S. in economics, Colorado State University; B.A. in economics, Frostburg State University

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    Carlos Calvo Hernandez

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.A. in international policy and management, New York University; B.S. in mathematics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

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    Gary Cecchine

    Director, RAND Gulf States Policy Institute; Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biology and public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in marine science and biology, University of Tampa