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Focusing and improving traditional energy efficiency strategies

Energy efficiency can get us about half of the way to long-term climate goals. Traditional energy efficiency strategies — vehicle and appliance efficiency standards, building energy codes, utility energy efficiency pro-grams and Energy Star — can provide about half the achievable efficiency savings (i.e., savings...
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Policy strategies for achieving large long-term savings from retrofitting existing buildings

In order to achieve long-term targets for energy savings and emission reductions, substantial savings will be needed from existing buildings. For example, a recent analysis for the USA examines aggressive strategies to cut carbon emissions in half by 2040 and finds that in order to...