Columnists: David Goldstein

David Goldstein is co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council energy program in San Francisco. His areas of expertise include energy policy, energy efficiency, the role of environmental protection in promoting economic development and green enterprise. He has been instrumental in the development of energy efficiency standards for new buildings and appliances currently in effect at the regional and national level in the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan and China, and of incentives for continual improvement in efficiency.

Saving Energy in the Supply Chain

How much energy can we save through efficiency? This question has been addressed in dozens of national or international-level energy studies since before 1980. Some well-known examples of studies that quantify the efficiency potential are those by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, and McKinsey & Company. I listed some 45 good examples of   …Continue Reading