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Separating the Changing Composition of U.S. Manufacturing Production from Energy Efficiency Improvements: A Divisia Index Approach

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  • G. Boyd
  • J. F. McDonald
  • M. Ross
  • D. A. Hansont
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    The demand for energy is normally broken down into five sectors: industry, utilities, the residential sector, the commercial sector, and transportation. Industry is the most heterogeneous of these with manufacturing accounting for about 80 percent of total industrial energy demand. Manufacturing is itself a very heterogeneous collection of production activities. As defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) method of the U.S. Department of Commerce, there were 448 manufacturing sectors in 1972.

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    Article provided by International Association for Energy Economics in its journal The Energy Journal.

    Volume (Year): Volume 8 (1987)
    Issue (Month): Number 2 ()
    Pages: 77-96

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    Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1987v08-02-a06

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