2) Utilizing combined heat and power (CHP) – most of this potential is untapped and politically blocked. Decentralizing would be required.
3) Increasing energy efficiency in industrial processes and buildings – many untapped “double-dividend” opportunities here, they say.
4) Increasing energy efficiency in consumer end uses – this has been well-publicized and partially tapped in the form of hybrid cars, energy efficient appliances, compact fluorescent bulbs, multipane windows, but more potential.
5) Kick-starting the micropower revolution, or “rooftop” revolution – utility monopolies on power distribution are the main obstacle.
6) Substituting energy services for products – we don’t really seek energy but the services that energy provides, so that should be the focus.
7) Redesigning buildings and cities for climate change – all new construction and transportation need to be designed for maximum efficiency. Cities under threat from climate-generated events need to prepare.
8) Reforming fresh-water management strategies – poor water management wastes vast amounts of energy and much could be improved with investment in better and more efficient strategies and infrastructure.