30 Oct '12, 5pm

ACEEE | As the Economy Recovers, the Stars Align for Investment in Industrial #EnergyEfficiency

The economy took center stage at times during this year’s presidential debates, but scant attention was paid to the manufacturing sector, which remains an important driver of economic growth as well as energy use. Evidence of a resurgent, domestic manufacturing sector has strategic implications for energy policy as well as the economy. Understanding Industrial Investment Decision Making , a new research report by ACEEE, examines the dynamics of capital investment that drives industrial energy use and competitiveness. There’s no question that the manufacturing sector struggled during the past decade, as revealed in macroeconomic data [links to PDF]. However, we find uneven changes in output as some industries advanced while others declined. Interestingly, almost all industries boosted their productivity during this time period, due in part to the closure of older, less effi...

Full article: http://www.aceee.org/blog/2012/10/economy-recovers-stars-...

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