Report | 2004

Energy Efficiency, Taxonomic Overview

By Amory Lovins

This document is an excerpt from the Encyclopedia of Energy. Amory Lovins provides an extensive overview of energy efficiency. The excerpt includes the definition and importance of energy efficiency, the benefits of energy efficiency, the engineering versus economic perspectives, the diminishing versus expanding returns to investments in energy efficiency, market failures and business opportunities, and the old and new ways to accelerate energy efficiency.