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Title: A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the U.S.: Methods, Data and Key Trends

Abstract

This report describes a comprehensive system of energy intensity indicators for the United States that has been developed for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) over the past decade. This system of indicators is hierarchical in nature, beginning with detailed indexes of energy intensity for various sectors of the economy, which are ultimately aggregated to an overall energy intensity index for the economy as a whole. The aggregation of energy intensity indexes to higher levels in the hierarchy is performed with a version of the Log Mean Divisia index (LMDI) method. Based upon the data and methods in the system of indicators, the economy-wide energy intensity index shows a decline of about 14% in 2011 relative to a 1985 base year.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Analysis (EI-30) (Energy Analysis Corporate)
OSTI Identifier:
1336534
Report Number(s):
PNNL-22267
7551
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; annual energy use; economic activity; energy consumption

Citation Formats

Belzer, D. B.. A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the U.S.: Methods, Data and Key Trends. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1336534.
Belzer, D. B.. A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the U.S.: Methods, Data and Key Trends. United States. doi:10.2172/1336534.
Belzer, D. B.. Fri . "A Comprehensive System of Energy Intensity Indicators for the U.S.: Methods, Data and Key Trends". United States. doi:10.2172/1336534. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1336534.
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abstractNote = {This report describes a comprehensive system of energy intensity indicators for the United States that has been developed for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) over the past decade. This system of indicators is hierarchical in nature, beginning with detailed indexes of energy intensity for various sectors of the economy, which are ultimately aggregated to an overall energy intensity index for the economy as a whole. The aggregation of energy intensity indexes to higher levels in the hierarchy is performed with a version of the Log Mean Divisia index (LMDI) method. Based upon the data and methods in the system of indicators, the economy-wide energy intensity index shows a decline of about 14% in 2011 relative to a 1985 base year.},
doi = {10.2172/1336534},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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