John A. “Skip” Laitner is a resource economist based in Tucson, Arizona. In this talk, Skip looks at the constraint imposed on the global economy by the inefficient use of energy. During his visit he presented a seminar in which he discusses ways to improve the current level of efficiency and how the next generation of efficiency improvements will move away from device efficiency to system, infrastructure and social optimization. Click here to view the seminar.
Skip Laitner gives seminar on ‘The Economic Imperative of Energy Efficiency’
About the Author: Energy Cutures
New Zealand's transport and business sectors have the greatest potential for significant energy savings, and increased competitiveness through energy efficiency. Households also have much to gain through warmer, drier homes and energy savings. Energy Cultures 2 is a 4-year research project to develop the knowledge and tools to achieve these changes.