WPS 04-03: Identification and Implementation of Potential Energy Efficiency Programs..Indian Country

Posted: Sunday, February 15th 2004 at 9:52 AM

Title:

Identification and Implementation of Potential Energy Efficiency Programs in Indian Country

Authors:

Thomas L. Acker
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
CBA • NAU

William M. Auberle
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
CBA • NAU

John D. Eastwood
Lecturer in Economics
CBA • NAU

David R. LaRoche
Program Director, Center for Sustainable Environments
CBA • NAU

Amanda S. Ormond
Principal, The Ormond Group
CBA • NAU

Robert P. Slack
Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
CBA • NAU

Dean H. Smith
Professor, Economics &
Applied Indigenous Studies
CBA • NAU

Primary Contact:
Dean Howard Smith
College of Business Administration
Northern Arizona University
Box 15066
Flagstaff AZ 86011


Abstract

The strongest recommendation stemming from the Air Pollution Prevention forum of the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) was for tribes to develop and implement energy plans. This paper provides a discussion of the benefits of any such plan and itemized a variety of components of any said plan. A brief discussion of the WRAP is presented is the framework of improving air quality. Based on the background of Jacobs (2000) and Smith (2000), the primary and secondary benefits of energy efficiency plans are then discussed. Then a series of specific recommendations are itemized. These include tribally sponsored programs, collaborative opportunities, and tribal leadership programs.

Key Words:
Energy efficiency
Native Americans
American Indians
Energy Plans
WRAP

04-03 February 2004

PDF of working paper HERE.



Categories: working paper series working paper series 2006-2003 2006-2003 identification and implementation of potential energy efficiency programs in indian country thomas l. acker william m. auberle john d. eastwood david r. laroche amanda s. ormond robert p. slack dean h. smith energy efficiency native americans american indians energy plans wrap western regional air partnership