Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

2 low energy intensive industries were defined as

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Unformatted text preview: e years 1983 and 2008 (the most current data available). The y-axis shows the normalized rate of occurrence of those phrases in the Google American English corpus of books published in any given year[12]. $160.00 $140.00 $120.00 $100.00 $80.00 $60.00 $40.00 $20.00 - Cushing, OK Crude Oil Future Contract 1 (Dollars per Barrel) (b) Daily Cushing, OK Crude Oil Future Contract I prices in dollars per barrel between April 4, 1983 and March 7th 2011[13]. Figure 1-2: Data on actual oil prices and cultural interest in oil prices and energy efficiency. Subfigure (a) shows cultural interest and Subfigure (b) shows actual oil prices (not adjusted for inflation). 1.1.2 External strategic considerations Companies also have an increasing number of external strategic considerations that motivate increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions. The labor market, investors, customers and government regulators are all increasing scrutiny on industry usage of energy and more generally on reducing their greenhouse gas emissions[1, 15]. These external forces can impa...
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This document was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course ADMIN 1 at Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

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