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Title: ENERGY ANALYSIS - ACCOUNTING WITHOUT DOLLARS
Journal: GAO REVIEW  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(SPRING 1977)  Pages:37-44
Author(s): B B ANDERSON; L E HODGES
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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US Government Accountability Office
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Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE INTRODUCES THE CONCEPT OF ENERGY ANALYSIS, EXPLAINS ITS IMPORTANCE, AND OUTLINES THE USES OF THE TECHNIQUE.
Abstract: THIS CONCEPT OF ACCOUNTING WITHOUT DOLLARS USES ENERGY AS A MORE FUNDAMENTAL UNIT OF ACCOUNT THAN MONEY, AND THE NEED FOR SUCH ANALYSIS HAS ARISEN WITH THE GROWING CONCERN OVER THE FINITE SUPPLY OF ENERGY RESOURCES. THE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED BY LAW TO CONSIDER THE NET, AS OPPOSED TO THE GROSS, ENERGY YIELD OF A SYSTEM WHEN ASSIGNING PRIORITIES FOR ENCOURAGING COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. ENERGY ANALYSIS IS THE STUDY OF ENERGY FLOWS, AND THE TECHNIQUE CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY MANUFACTURING PROCESS, WHETHER THE FINAL PRODUCT IS IN ENERGY FORM SUCH AS ELECTRICITY, OR IN A NONENERGY FORM, SUCH AS AUTOMOBILES, CONTAINER, CHEMICALS, ETC. THROUGH ENERGY ANALYSIS RESEARCHERS ARE ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A GOOD OR SERVICE; I.E., TO ACCOUNT FOR ALL ENERGY EXPENDITURES OR COSTS. THE TECHNIQUE IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL IN (1) COMPARING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF COMPETING PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES, (2) IDENTIFYING INEFFICIENT PROCESSES WHERE ENERGY IS BEING WASTED, AND (3) MEASURING THE IMPACT OF VARIOUS POLICIES ON OUR SUPPLY OF NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES. TABULAR DATA AND GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS ARE INCLUDED. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Allocution; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Energy resources; Governmental planning; Long range planning
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