Rational and Effective Energy Use

  • David J. Rose
Part of the Modern Perspectives in Energy book series (MPIE)


The environmental consequences just described, other consequences to be described later, rising costs, and long-term depletion of resources establish the importance of using energy efficiently and productively, of not squandering its thermodynamic potential. The ubiquitous and casual use of energy creates an attitude of false familiarity that leads to undervaluing both the importance and the complexity of rational and effective use. Other impediments also exist, to be described later. Knowing the substantial possibilities for better use of energy also influences our ideas of how much needs to be provided, and often of what kind. Therefore, this chapter precedes those that deal with supply options.


Energy Efficiency Fuel Economy Energy Price Fuel Price Commercial Building 
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  • David J. Rose
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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