ANALYSIS OF THE ENERGY COST OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES: 1963 TO2000.

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Abstract

CONVENTIONAL MEASURES OF THE RATIO OF ENERGY CONSUMED PER UNIT OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ARE INAPPROPRIATE. DUE TO INCREASING AMOUNTS OF ENERGY EMBODIED IN IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, A CONSUMPTION-BASED RATIO IS MORE REVEALING. ENERGY CONSERVATION, DEFINED AS CHANGES IN THE EMPHASIS ON THE ACTIVITIES OF FINALCONSUMPTION, ACCOUNTED FOR MOST OF THE DECREASE IN THE RATIO BETWEEN 1972 AND 1980. MOST OF THIS ENERGY CONSERVATION EFFECT HAS ALREADY BEEN ACHIEVED, ACCORDING TO ONE SET OF ECONOMIC PROJECTIONS. FURTHER DECREASES IN THE RATIO MUST COME FROM IMPROVEMENTS IN PRODUCTION ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND/OR CHANGES IN DISTRIBUTION OF CONSUMPTION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS INEACH OF THE FINAL DEMAND ACTIVITIES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-278
Number of pages30
JournalENERGY SYST POLICY
VolumeV 6
Issue numberN 3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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