Originally published in 1978, this report summarises the results of a workshop on why energy consumption is much higher in the United States than other industrialised countries with similar living standards. The papers included in the workshop make interesting comparisons between countries such as Japan and the United Kingdom and the United States, raising interesting questions about environmental policy-making. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Workshop Acknowledgments; Summary of Workshop Conclusions; Background to the Workshop; Summary of the Workshop; Introductory Remarks; Part 1: Survey of Existing Studies; 1. Energy Use: An Interregional Analysis with Implications for International Comparisons 2. A Sectional Analysis of International Energy Consumption 3. Intercountry Comparisons of Energy Use—Findings from a Recently Completed RFF Report: Summary 4. The Swedish-U.S. Energy Use Comparison and Beyond: Summary 5. Comparison of Energy Consumption between West Germany and the United States: Summary 6. Energy Use in Japan and the United States; Part 2: Technical and Methodological Problems in International Comparisons; 7. The United Nations International Comparisons Project: Summary 8. Relationship between National Energy Consumption and a Purchasing Power Index: Summary 9. The Uses of Input/Output Analysis for International Energy Consumption Comparisons—The ECE Standardized Tables and Experience: Summary 10. Energy Demand Analysis in the Workshop on Alternative Energy Strategies 11. Methodological Implications of International Energy Demand Analysis; Part 3: The Key-Sectors—Building, Transport, Industry; 12. International Comparisons of Industrial Energy Utilization: Summary 13. An International Comparison of Energy and Materials Use in the Iron and Steel Industry 14. Conservation and Transportation—The Primary issues: Summary 15. Residential Energy Use: and Conservation—United States and Western Europe: Summary; Part 4: Energy Policies; 16. U.S. International Energy Policy: Summary 17. U.K. Energy Policy: Summary 18. Energy Conservation in the OECD: Progress and Results; Part 5: Conclusions; 19. The Uses and Limitations of International Energy Consumption Comparisons 20. International Energy Consumption Comparison- Discussion; List of Participants