Developing energy and environmental reporting protocols

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In this paper, we concentrate on the reporting and verification of energy and emissions reductions rather than absolute levels. Absolute emissions levels are collected by the US Department of Energy`s (US DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) and other agencies, using reporting and verification procedures that are straightforward and build upon previous data collection activities. In contrast, energy savings or reductions cannot be measured directly; instead they must be estimated by subtracting the final energy use from initial energy use. In the meantime, conditions may change, such as economic activity or weather, so that a simple subtraction may yield misleading results. ... continued below

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Schrock, D.W.; Stoops, J.L.; Meier, A.K.; Vine, E.L. & Solomon, B.D. August 1, 1994.

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In this paper, we concentrate on the reporting and verification of energy and emissions reductions rather than absolute levels. Absolute emissions levels are collected by the US Department of Energy`s (US DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) and other agencies, using reporting and verification procedures that are straightforward and build upon previous data collection activities. In contrast, energy savings or reductions cannot be measured directly; instead they must be estimated by subtracting the final energy use from initial energy use. In the meantime, conditions may change, such as economic activity or weather, so that a simple subtraction may yield misleading results. Therefore, estimation, verification, and reporting of energy and emissions savings require considerably more information to ensure that the reductions are due to efficiency improvements rather changes in other conditions. The treatment of this additional information is a major challenge in efforts to report and tabulate energy savings in a consistent manner. This paper identifies several problem areas in reporting programs and some of the mechanisms for dealing with them.

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  • American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) summer conference, Asilomar, CA (United States), 28 Aug - 3 Sep 1994

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  • Other: DE95016423
  • Report No.: LBL--35642
  • Report No.: CONF-9408169--9
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105838
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623445

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Schrock, D.W.; Stoops, J.L.; Meier, A.K.; Vine, E.L. & Solomon, B.D. Developing energy and environmental reporting protocols, article, August 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623445/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.