Energy Demand by US Manufacturing Industries

Doblin, C.P. (1978). Energy Demand by US Manufacturing Industries. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-78-044

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The paper intends to analyze the US manufacturing industries' demand for energy, total and per value added, over the last 25 years with an outlook into the future. The study concentrates on 5 energy-intensive industries (food, paper, chemicals, stone and clay, metals), which together absorb about 80 percent of the total energy consumed in manufacturing industries, excluding coal and petroleum products. The historical growth rates of the last 25 years show for each of these industries and total maufacturing a decrease in the amount of energy used per unit of output. This trend was observed during the periods of economic growth, when energy was relatively cheap and abundant; and it continued during the recent past in the 1975/76 recession. The question is raised of how various research bodies see the development of these trends in their projections up to the year 2000.

The study which contains detailed data on methods and sources for various concepts of energy consumption and manufacturing output, was originally used to provide the data basis for the IIASA modeling exercises of energy demand by manufacturing industries.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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