Decomposition analysis electricity production A country
produces electricity with coal-fired power plants, natural-gas-fired power
plants, and nuclear power plants. Table 13.7 shows (for the years 2000 and
2010) the total electricity production and the energy use of these power
a. What is the average efficiency of electricity production
in 2000 and in 2010?
b. What would have been the total energy use of
electricity production in 2010 if the efficiencies of the individual power
plants had not changed between 2000 and 2010?
c. Decompose the change in total energy use between 2000
and 2010 (last column) according to the separate effects of volume, structure,