Impacts on U.S. Energy Expenditures and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Increasing Renewable-Energy Use: Technical Report

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Contents
Prefaceiii
Figuresvii
Tablesix
Summaryxi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Abbreviationsxvii
CHAPTER ONE Introduction1
Background1
Objectives2
Approach2
Organization of This Report4
CHAPTER TWO How We Did the Analysis5
Introduction5
Overview of the Electricity and Fuel Market Models5
Step 1: Construct Cost Curves for Renewable-Energy Technologies6
Step 2: Calculate Expenditure Impacts of Meeting Requirement6
Step 3: Substitute Renewable Fuels for Fossil Fuel6
Step 4: Calculate New Prices for Energy Consumers7
Step 5: Calculate Energy Demand Based on New Prices7
Motor Transportation–Fuel Model7
Electricity Model12
Biomass Feedstock Supply16
Elasticities of Energy Demands and Primary Energy Supplies17
Conducting the Analysis19
Analysis of Impacts on Energy Expenditures19
Analysis of Impacts on CO2 Emissions19
Uncertainty Analysis19
Concluding Remarks20
CHAPTER THREE Key Findings23
Substantial Variation in Expenditure Change Impacts, Especially for Biofuels24

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables ix
  • Summary xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Chapter One- Introduction 1
  • Chapter Two- How We Did the Analysis 5
  • Chapter Three- Key Findings 23
  • Chapter Four- Concluding Remarks 49
  • References 51
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