Jennifer Ronk at Industrial Energy Efficiency Barriers and Solutions Webinar April 28
Texas industries use 19% of the energy consumed across the US by industries, ranking first among the states in industrial energy use. This is largely due to the concentration of energy-intensive industries in the state. In 2004 nearly 40% of the total energy used in Texas was from the chemical manufacturing and refining sectors alone. Energy efficiency, particularly in these two sectors, are important for both economic and environmental performance. With energy intensive industries, energy can account for a large percentage of manufacturing cost. Therefore, energy efficiency is important to competitive performance.
The general barriers to industrial energy efficiency to be discussed will include 1) economic non-market failure; 2) economic market failure; 3) behavioral issues; and 4) organizational issues.
HARC's Senior Research Scientist, Jennifer Ronk, Program Director, Environmental Science and Energy Efficiency, will present at the webinar. Jennifer has been developing a great piece of research on the barriers to industrial energy efficiency in the state of Texas. This exhaustive review of the barriers, along with appropriate solutions and steps forward will be discussed.
Industrial Energy Efficiency Barriers and Solutions is scheduled:
Tue, Apr 28, 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time
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