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Reducing the Economic Impacts of Oil Supply Interruptions: An International Perspective

Henry S. Rowen, John P. Weyant

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No1-1
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Several circumstances could lead to deep and extended interruptions of the world's supply of oil during the 1980s. The range of potential interruptions includes those on the scale experienced in 1973-74 and 1979-80 but is not limited to them. Much deeper and longer interruptions may occur or be threatened.

Changes in Regional Economic Capacity Due to Projected Energy Price Changes

D. J. Bjornstad

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No1-2
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Though it is commonly recognized that changing energy prices will alter economic relationships among regions, there is a paucity of evidence upon which to predict the likely magnitude of these impacts. Much subnational energy-related research has concerned itself with the technical and behavioral parameters that describe quantities of energydemanded and supplied.

The Short-Run Residential Demand for Natural Gas

Roberta Barnes, Robert Gillingham, Robert Hagemann

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No1-3
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Effective and efficient energy conservation policy requires accurate and comprehensive estimates of residential energy demand pa-rameters. These parameter estimates are among the most important inputs into informed policy decisions. In turn, accurate estimation of energy demand parameters requires realistic modeling of the consumer's demand behavior, detailed information on energy consumption, and careful treatment of any econometric problems created by the model and data base.

Determinants of Energy Use in Institutional Buildings: A Minnesota Example

Eric Hirst

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No1-4
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Energy use data are usually disaggregated by major end-use sector: residential, commercial, industrial, transportation. Generally speak-ing, data are weakest for the commercial sector, perhaps because this sector is often defined as a residual (i.e., that portion of the economy not included in the other sectors). However, energy use in commercial buildings accounts for about 15 percent of total U.S. energy use and is grow-ing more rapidly than energy use in other sectors. For example, commercial energy use amounted to almost 10 QBtu (10 EJ) in 1979; the average growth rate in commercial sector energy use was 1 percent per year between 1973 and 1979, compared with a growth rate of 0.3 percent per year for total U.S. energy use [1; 8].

Will President Reagan's Energy Policy Lead Households to Conserve?

Eric S. Brown

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol3-No1-5
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When energy was cheap and easily available, consumers' paid little attention to their energy use and bills, so after the supply disruptions of the1970s, they were poorly equipped to deal with the changes they faced in energy prices and availability. During the 1970s, the federal government undertook various programs of education and assistance, including dissemination of printed information, establishment of energy standards for federally financed homes, and tax credits for use of alternative energy sources.


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