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Title: Energy use in Sweden: An international perspective

Abstract

This report analyzes the evolution of energy use in Sweden since the early 1970s. The purpose of the study, which is sponsored by NUTEK, Department of Energy Efficiency, the Swedish Agency for Technical and Industrial Development, is to shed light on the future path of energy use in Sweden by quantifying and understanding changes in past energy use. Energy efficiency has been identified by Swedish authorities in countless official studies as a key element in Sweden`s efforts to restrain oil imports, reduce reliance on nuclear power, reduce environmental impacts of energy use, and reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. To understand the role or performance of energy efficiency in the 1970s and 1980s in Sweden, and what this performance means about the future, the authors seek answers to three broad questions: (1) How has the structure and efficiency of energy use in Sweden evolved since the early 1970s, and where data permit, since even earlier? What caused these changes? (2) How does the structure of energy use in Sweden differ from that of other countries, and how has the evolution of energy use in Sweden differed from developments in other countries? (3) How much energy has Sweden saved, and why? Are thesemore » savings permanent? To what extent were they offset by changes in the structure of energy use? And to what extent is the magnitude of these savings dependent upon the way we measure energy use? The report reviews the long-term evolution of Swedish energy use, focusing on developments in five sectors of the economy: residential, service, industrial (manufacturing and {open_quotes}other industry{close_quotes} defined as mining, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and construction), travel, and freight. The authors then examine Swedish energy use in a broader perspective, drawing detailed comparisons to other nations. Finally, they discuss a series of issues that hover over the future of energy demand in Sweden.« less

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)|[Stockholm Environment Inst. (Sweden)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)|[Handelshoegskolan, Stockholm (Sweden)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10129190
Report Number(s):
LBL-33819
ON: DE94007504; TRN: 94:003226
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Dec 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SWEDEN; ENERGY DEMAND; 320000; 298000; ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CONSUMPTION AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Schipper, L., Johnson, F., Howarth, R., Price, L., Andersson, B., and Andersson, B.G. Energy use in Sweden: An international perspective. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10129190.
Schipper, L., Johnson, F., Howarth, R., Price, L., Andersson, B., & Andersson, B.G. Energy use in Sweden: An international perspective. United States. doi:10.2172/10129190.
Schipper, L., Johnson, F., Howarth, R., Price, L., Andersson, B., and Andersson, B.G. Wed . "Energy use in Sweden: An international perspective". United States. doi:10.2172/10129190. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10129190.
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title = {Energy use in Sweden: An international perspective},
author = {Schipper, L. and Johnson, F. and Howarth, R. and Price, L. and Andersson, B. and Andersson, B.G.},
abstractNote = {This report analyzes the evolution of energy use in Sweden since the early 1970s. The purpose of the study, which is sponsored by NUTEK, Department of Energy Efficiency, the Swedish Agency for Technical and Industrial Development, is to shed light on the future path of energy use in Sweden by quantifying and understanding changes in past energy use. Energy efficiency has been identified by Swedish authorities in countless official studies as a key element in Sweden`s efforts to restrain oil imports, reduce reliance on nuclear power, reduce environmental impacts of energy use, and reduce CO{sub 2} emissions. To understand the role or performance of energy efficiency in the 1970s and 1980s in Sweden, and what this performance means about the future, the authors seek answers to three broad questions: (1) How has the structure and efficiency of energy use in Sweden evolved since the early 1970s, and where data permit, since even earlier? What caused these changes? (2) How does the structure of energy use in Sweden differ from that of other countries, and how has the evolution of energy use in Sweden differed from developments in other countries? (3) How much energy has Sweden saved, and why? Are these savings permanent? To what extent were they offset by changes in the structure of energy use? And to what extent is the magnitude of these savings dependent upon the way we measure energy use? The report reviews the long-term evolution of Swedish energy use, focusing on developments in five sectors of the economy: residential, service, industrial (manufacturing and {open_quotes}other industry{close_quotes} defined as mining, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and construction), travel, and freight. The authors then examine Swedish energy use in a broader perspective, drawing detailed comparisons to other nations. Finally, they discuss a series of issues that hover over the future of energy demand in Sweden.},
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month = {12}
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