Energy Efficiency

Benefits for Environment and Society

  • Ming Yang
  • Xin Yu

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 11-18
  4. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 33-42
  5. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 43-48
  6. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 49-63
  7. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 65-72
  8. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 73-95
  9. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 97-112
  10. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 113-126
  11. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 127-139
  12. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 141-174
  13. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages 175-177
  14. Ming Yang, Xin Yu
    Pages E1-E1
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


This book discusses how energy efficiency benefits the global environment, national energy security, local pollution mitigation, natural resource conservation, and utility bill reduction. In addition, this book provides many hands-on skills and knowledge to identify and develop energy efficiency projects. The literature review shows that energy efficiency has become the first fuel in the world energy supply. With empirical analyses, this book indicates that without continued investment in energy efficiency, neither China nor the U.S. could achieve their carbon emission reduction targets that were announced on November 13, 2014 during the Beijing 2014 APEC meeting. The authors argue that energy efficiency will become the first tool to mitigate climate change. These include (1) identifying energy efficiency barriers, (2) developing energy policies, (3) investing in energy efficient technologies, (4) undertaking project cost-effectiveness analysis, (5) de-risking and financing energy efficiency projects; (6) developing and managing energy service companies, and (7) promoting urban transport efficiency. Two case studies in energy efficiency improvement in electrical motors and industrial boilers are also presented. This book is written for college and university students, practitioners, researchers, consultants, project developers, and policy makers who want to dedicate their professional careers in global energy efficiency improvement, climate change mitigation, local clean air initiatives, and energy bill reduction.


Climate Change Energy Efficiency Energy Technologies National Energy Security

Authors and affiliations

  • Ming Yang
    • 1
  • Xin Yu
    • 2
  1. 1.Global Environment FacilityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.International Fund for China’s EnvironmentWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6665-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6666-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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