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Reducing Energy Consumption by Considering the “Wisdom of the Crowd”: USA and China Study

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Abstract

Effective implementation of useful schemes that are readily accepted and implemented by a society for change require investigating the perceptions of problems and solutions as seen by a society, primarily those who are stakeholders and are most affected by change. This research aims to investigate the perceived problems and solutions of energy consumption in the two countries that contribute to the highest level of energy consumption in the world – namely China and the United States. The aim is to provide policy makers and government of better understanding the “wisdom of the crowd” when considering implementation for change – in this case reducing energy consumption in two separate societies.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijepe.20140305.17
Published in International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2014)
Page(s) 261-265
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Keywords

Energy Wastage, Fossil Fuel Emissions, Solving Energy Consumption, Non-Renewable Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Sources

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    Ali Hashemi Araghi, Ehssan Sakhaee. Reducing Energy Consumption by Considering the “Wisdom of the Crowd”: USA and China Study. Int J Energy Power Eng. 2014;3(5):261-265. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20140305.17

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  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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