AbstractCurrent energy sources and consumption patterns are reviewed, with emphasis on the UK. A survey is made of the main technological means of energy conservation: more efficient conversion of fuels to mechanical and electrical power; utilisation of waste heat; reducing energy requirements for materials and manufacturing; reducing distribution/storage losses, and heat losses from structures. Potential savings resulting from exploitation of novel energy resources are also considered. Sociotechnical aspects of energy conservation are discussed, with particular reference to transport and per capita consumption of materials/manufactured goods. It is concluded that very substantial savings could be made in these areas. Despite the additional environmental benefits associated with many such savings, their political feasibility is judged to be low. Suggestions are made for realistic legislation that could be introduced to effect savings by individual users with minimum capital expenditure.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Elsevier in its journal Applied Energy.
Volume (Year): 2 (1976)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405891/description#description
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wendy Shamier).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.