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Schipper, Lee and Lichtenberg, Allan J. (1976) Efficient Energy Use and Well-Being: The Swedish Example. Science, New Series, 194 (4269). pp. 1001-1013.


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It is often said that there is a direct relationship between per capita energy use and standard of living as measured by gross national product (GNP) (I). However, examination of the energy and GNP statistics for the most indus- trialized countries indicates a large spread in the ratio of energy use per unit of GNP (see Fig. 1). This article com- pares energy use in the United States, one of the countries with a high energy/ GNP ratio, with that in Sweden, a coun- try which in 1971 used approximately 60 percent as much energy as the United States to generate each dollar of GNP. Sweden was chosen not only because of its low energy/GNP ratio, but also be- cause the GNP per capita is essentially the same in both countries. Moreover, much of the economic activity and many of the demographic features in Sweden are similar to those in the United States. Thus, evaluating the differences in ener- gy utilization between these two coun- tries may illuminate strategies for saving energy (2). Studies of energy conservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy conservation
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English > Management and Case Studies
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Depositing User: Malin Bekkebråten
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2008 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 10:11

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