Table 3
U.S. Energy Savings  
and Carbon Emission Reductions from Selected Policies:
Retrospective and Prospective
Annual govern 
Prospective
Prospective
Annual
Annual carbon
ment implemen 
annual energy
annual carbon
energy
emission 
tation costs,
savings, in
emission 
savings, in quads
savings, in
in millions 
quads
a
savings, in
(period)
MMTC
(dollar year)
(period)
MMTC
Regulation
Building codes
0.15 (1998) 
3.5
$8 (1998$)
0.26 (2015)
6.0
Appliance and equipment 
1.2 (2000) 
25
$14 $18
5.27 (2020)
88
efficiency standards
(2002$) 
Financial incentives
Utility based financial 
0.63 (2000)
10.2
NA
0.63 (2020)
10.2
incentive programs
Low income weatherization
0.06 (2002)
0.5
$141 (2002$)
0.06 (2020)
0.5
assistance
Information and education
ENERGY STAR Program
1.08 (2002)
21.5
NA
1.08 (2020)
21.5
Management of government 
GHG emissions and energy use
+
Federal Energy 
0.07 (2003)
1.1
$25 (2002$)
0.07 (2020)
1.1
Management Program
Research and Development
Federal funding for buildings
0.21
3.6
$91 (1999$)
4.2 (2025)
71
energy R&D
(1978 2000) 
Totals 
3.4 (variable) 
65
11.6 (variable)
198
Note: Sources for all numbers are cited in the text, and the assumptions used for the estimates are summarized, including the time frames of 
policy enactment.
NA = Not available.
a
+
Prospective energy savings and carbon reductions are estimated for future policies that represent extensions and/or expansions of these R&D and
six deployment policies. Where otherwise not known, carbon emission reductions are estimated by assuming the same carbon content of the ener 
gy saved as was estimated retrospectively for these policies. In one case (building codes), the year used for the estimates is the midpoint of a
longer period e.g., 2015 is the midpoint of a 20 year range.
59
Towards a Climate Friendly  
Built Environment
+
<





New Page 1








Home : About Us : Network : Services : Support : FAQ : Control Panel : Order Online : Sitemap : Contact : Terms Of Service

 

Our web partners:  Jsp Web Hosting  Unlimited Web Hosting  Cheapest Web Hosting  Java Web Hosting  Web Templates  Best Web Templates  Web Design Templates  Interland Web Hosting  Cheap Web Hosting  Filemaker Web Hosting  Tomcat Web Hosting  Quality Web Hosting  Best Web Hosting  Mac Web Hosting

 
 

Virtualwebstudio. Business web hosting division of Vision Web Hosting Inc. All rights reserved

Mac Friendly Web Hosting