Environmental Protection Agency Releases Guide to Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

July 17, 2018

State and local energy efficiency and renewable energy investments can produce significant benefits, including lower fuel and electricity costs, increased grid reliability, better air quality and public health, and more job opportunities. Analysts can now use the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated edition of Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A Guide for State and Local Governments to learn how to quantify these benefits so that they can compare costs and benefits and comprehensively assess the value of energy policy and program choices. Part One describes the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Part Two describes how analysts can quantify the direct electricity, electricity system, emissions, health, and economic benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Part Two also includes case studies and examples of how analysts have quantified the benefits of state or local energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, programs, and investments and describes tools and resources available for quantifying each benefit.