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Reinventing Fire: Buildings

Executive Summary America’s 120 million buildings consume a prodigious amount of energy—42 percent of the nation’s primary energy, 72 percent of its electricity, and 34 percent of its directly used natural gas. They use more energy than any country except China and the whole United States. But the U.S. buildings…

Technology capital cost projections

Sources for Reinventing Fire Technology Capital Cost Projects Chart The capital cost projects come from RMI analysis using learning curve theory, as detailed in: McDonald, A., Schrattenholzer, L., 2001. “Learning rates for energy technologies.” Energy Policy 29 (4): 255–261. Black & Veatch Corporation. 2008. Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative Final Report.