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When published in 2000, the "Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future" report was the most detailed scenario analysis of potential U.S. carbon emissions reductions ever funded by the U.S. government. It was discussed at the 6th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Hague in November 2000.
Its predecessor study was written by Marilyn A. Brown of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Mark D. Levine of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory., titled "Scenarios of U.S. Carbon Reductions: The Potential Impact of Energy-Efficient and Low-Carbon Technologies". It was cited by President Clinton as providing a foundation for supporting the U.S. goal for greenhouse gas reductions proposed at the 1997 Kyoto summit on global climate change.
Both studies have excellent information on the state of the U.S. energy economy in the late 1990s and the opportunities available at that time to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. These studies developed the concepts of energy-efficiency and CO2 abatement supply curves.
 

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Page 2-1 - Nevertheless, the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global climate.
Page 8-5 - The United States faces major energy-related challenges as it enters the twenty-first century Our economic well-being depends on reliable, affordable supplies of energy. Our environmental well-being — from improving urban air quality to abating the risk of global warming — requires a mix of energy sources that emits less carbon dioxide and other pollutants than today 's mix does.
Page 2-1 - Our ability to quantify the human influence on global climate is currently limited because the expected signal is still emerging from the noise of natural variability, and because there are uncertainties in key factors. These include the magnitude and patterns of...
Page 1-28 - Economic studies have found that there are many potential policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions for which the total benefits outweigh the total costs. For the United States in particular, sound economic analysis shows that there are policy options that would slow climate change without harming American living standards, and these measures may in fact improve US productivity...
Page xix - Energy: The capacity for doing work as measured by the capability of doing work (potential energy) or the conversion of this capability to motion (kinetic energy). Energy has several forms, some of which are easily convertible and can be changed to another form useful for work. Most of the world's convertible energy comes from fossil fuels that are burned to produce heat that is then used as a transfer medium to mechanical or other means in order to accomplish tasks. Electrical energy is usually...
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Page xxi - An installation that manufactures finished petroleum products from crude oil, unfinished oils, natural gas liquids, other hydrocarbons, and alcohol. Renewable Energy: Energy obtained from sources that are essentially inexhaustible (unlike, for example, the fossil fuels, of which there is a finite supply). Renewable sources of energy include wood, waste, photovoltaic, and solar thermal energy.
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