The recent trend among state policymakers and utilities in the Southwest is a substantial shift to increased energy efficiency commitments.
For the sake of ratepayers, air quality and public health, the Corporation Commission should vote on May 22 to advance Arizona's Energy Efficiency Standard from 22 percent in 2020 to at least 35 percent by 2030.
Considerable research has identified the market failures and obstacles to customer implementation of energy efficiency measures, e.g., lack of information, lack of easy access in the local market, lack of capital, etc.
/ With respect to the criticisms of evaluation methods, some of those concerns had some validity in the early days of energy program planning (e.g., over-reliance on ex-ante engineering projections, failure to account for "free-riders" who would have adopted the efficiency measures without the programs).
Technical and Scale efficiency
: Technical efficiency
refers to the efficiency
in transforming inputs to outputs.
Furthermore, positive correlation has also been established between efficiency
of the firms and their exports.
The proposed amendments are expected to boost development and implementation of the building energy efficiency
Vermont lawmakers enacted federal appliance and lighting efficiency
standards in state statute.
Since 2012 there has been cross-industry improvement, with 88% of operators increasing in efficiency
In contrast to these measures, efficiency
is a more comprehensive measure as it is based on both the inputs and outputs.
Only a small proportion of articles explicitly adopted certain methods for index screening, such as factor analysis and cluster analysis (CA).[sup],,, Moreover, most researches adopted DEA to evaluate hospital efficiency
and failed to choose the most appropriate evaluation method according to the actual situation of public hospitals in China.[sup]
Regression results reveal low efficiency
scores associated with rural schools than urban.