- Comparative financial analysis of efficiency vs. increased generation
- Case studies from four continents highlight the examples of successful technologies and projects
- Explains how existing and developing regulatory frameworks impact cost and implementation
Part I: End of demand growth is within reach
Chapter 1 Will energy efficiency make a difference?
Chapter 2 Utility energy efficiency programs: Lessons from the past, opportunities for the future
Chapter 3 A global perspective on the long-term impact of increased energy efficiency
Chapter 4 Carpe Diem
Why retail electricity pricing must change now Allan Schurr, Global Energy & Utilities, IBM and Steven Hauser, New West Technologies
Chapter 5 Is there an energy efficiency gap?
Part II: The
evolution of energy efficiency
Chapter 6 Making cost-effective energy efficiency fit utility business models: Why has it taken so long?
Chapter 7 The evolution of demand side management in the US
Chapter 8 China: Energy efficiency where it really matters
Chapter 9 Rapid growth at what cost? Impact of energy efficiency policies in developing economies
Part III: Case studies of low energy projects, policies & communities
Chapter 10 The prospect of zero net energy buildings in the US Chapter 11 What if this actually works? Implementing California's zero net energy goals
Chapter 12 Zero net energy at a community scale: UC Davis West Village
Chapter 13 Crouching demand, hidden peaks: What's driving electricity consumption in Sydney?
Chapter 14 From consumer to prosumer: Netherland's PowerMatchingCity shows the way
Chapter 15 Back to basics: Enhancing efficiency of electricity generation and delivery
Chapter 16 Smarter Demand Response in RTO Markets: The Evolution Toward Price Responsive Demand in PJM
Part IV: Opportunities and remaining obstacles
Chapter 17 Shifting demand: From the economic imperative of energy efficiency to business models that engage and empower consumers
Chapter 18 What comes after the low-hanging fruit?
Chapter 19 Energy convergence: Integrating increased efficiency with increased penetration of renewable generation Chapter 20 Energy efficiency finance: a Silver bullet amid the buckshot?
Chapter 21 The holy grail: Customer response to energy information
Chapter 22 Trading in energy efficiency
a market based solution, or just another market failure?
Chapter 23 The ultimate challenge: Getting consumers engaged in energy efficiency
Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm based in San Francisco with over 35 years of experience in the electric power sectore working in analysis of energy markets, specializing in the policy, regulatory, technical and environmental aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally. His research and professional interests are concentrated in demand and price forecasting, electricity market design, competitive pricing & bidding, integrated resource planning, energy conservation and energy efficiency, economics of global climate change, sustainability, energy security, renewable energy technologies, and comparative performance of competitive electricity markets. Dr. Sioshansi advises major utility clients and government policy makers domestically and internationally on electricity market reform, restructuring and privatization of the electric power sector. He has published numerous reports, books, book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of subjects. His professional background includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Electricity Journal where he is regularly featured in the "Electricity Currents section. Dr. Sioshansi also serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a frequent contributor to Energy Policy. Since 2006, He has edited nine books on related topics with Elsevier.