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Title: Technical support document: Energy conservation standards for consumer products: Dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers including: Environmental impacts; regulatory impact analysis

Abstract

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act as amended (P.L. 94-163), establishes energy conservation standards for 12 of the 13 types of consumer products specifically covered by the Act. The legislation requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to consider new or amended standards for these and other types of products at specified times. This Technical Support Document presents the methodology, data and results from the analysis of the energy and economic impacts of standards on dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers. The economic impact analysis is performed in five major areas: An Engineering Analysis, which establishes technical feasibility and product attributes including costs of design options to improve appliance efficiency. A Consumer Analysis at two levels: national aggregate impacts, and impacts on individuals. The national aggregate impacts include forecasts of appliance sales, efficiencies, energy use, and consumer expenditures. The individual impacts are analyzed by Life-Cycle Cost (LCC), Payback Periods, and Cost of Conserved Energy (CCE), which evaluate the savings in operating expenses relative to increases in purchase price; A Manufacturer Analysis, which provides an estimate of manufacturers' response to the proposed standards. Their response is quantified by changes in several measures of financial performance for a firm. An Industry Impact Analysismore » shows financial and competitive impacts on the appliance industry. A Utility Analysis that measures the impacts of the altered energy-consumption patterns on electric utilities. A Environmental Effects analysis, which estimates changes in emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides, and nitrogen oxides, due to reduced energy consumption in the home and at the power plant. A Regulatory Impact Analysis collects the results of all the analyses into the net benefits and costs from a national perspective. 47 figs., 171 tabs. (JF)« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Codes and Standards; Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/CE
OSTI Identifier:
6301175
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE-0299P
ON: DE91004994
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT; ECONOMIC IMPACT; ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; APPLIANCES; CONSUMER GUIDES; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; LIFE-CYCLE COST; MANUFACTURING; OPERATING COST; REGULATORY GUIDES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; US DOE; COST; DOCUMENT TYPES; EFFICIENCY; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; STANDARDS; US ORGANIZATIONS; 320106* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Building Equipment- (1987-); 291000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation

Citation Formats

Not Available. Technical support document: Energy conservation standards for consumer products: Dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers including: Environmental impacts; regulatory impact analysis. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2172/6301175.
Not Available. Technical support document: Energy conservation standards for consumer products: Dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers including: Environmental impacts; regulatory impact analysis. United States. doi:10.2172/6301175.
Not Available. Sat . "Technical support document: Energy conservation standards for consumer products: Dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers including: Environmental impacts; regulatory impact analysis". United States. doi:10.2172/6301175. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6301175.
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title = {Technical support document: Energy conservation standards for consumer products: Dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers including: Environmental impacts; regulatory impact analysis},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The Energy Policy and Conservation Act as amended (P.L. 94-163), establishes energy conservation standards for 12 of the 13 types of consumer products specifically covered by the Act. The legislation requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to consider new or amended standards for these and other types of products at specified times. This Technical Support Document presents the methodology, data and results from the analysis of the energy and economic impacts of standards on dishwashers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers. The economic impact analysis is performed in five major areas: An Engineering Analysis, which establishes technical feasibility and product attributes including costs of design options to improve appliance efficiency. A Consumer Analysis at two levels: national aggregate impacts, and impacts on individuals. The national aggregate impacts include forecasts of appliance sales, efficiencies, energy use, and consumer expenditures. The individual impacts are analyzed by Life-Cycle Cost (LCC), Payback Periods, and Cost of Conserved Energy (CCE), which evaluate the savings in operating expenses relative to increases in purchase price; A Manufacturer Analysis, which provides an estimate of manufacturers' response to the proposed standards. Their response is quantified by changes in several measures of financial performance for a firm. An Industry Impact Analysis shows financial and competitive impacts on the appliance industry. A Utility Analysis that measures the impacts of the altered energy-consumption patterns on electric utilities. A Environmental Effects analysis, which estimates changes in emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur oxides, and nitrogen oxides, due to reduced energy consumption in the home and at the power plant. A Regulatory Impact Analysis collects the results of all the analyses into the net benefits and costs from a national perspective. 47 figs., 171 tabs. (JF)},
doi = {10.2172/6301175},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {12}
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