Letter Report for the Committee on Prospective Benefits of DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy R&D Programs (2005)
In 2002, Congress directed DOE to request the NRC to develop a methodology for assessing prospective economic, environmental, and energy security benefits of its conservation and fossil energy R&D programs. The first phase of this project-development of the methodology-began in December 2003 and resulted in the report, Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward. Phase two is designed to develop the methodology more completely and apply it to several DOE R&D programs. As part of this effort, the NRC held a workshop to obtain feedback on its proposed methodology and the DOE programs that have been selected for review. This letter report presents a discussion of the principal comments made during the workshop, the case studies intended to be performed during Phase two, and changes in the process and methodology since Phase one’s completion.
- America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation
- Energy Research at DOE: Was It Worth It? Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy Research 1978 to 2000
- Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase One): A First Look Forward
- Prospective Evaluation of Applied Energy Research and Development at DOE (Phase Two)
- Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States