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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Understanding Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Efficiency Programs: Best Practices, Technical Methods, and Emerging Issues for Policy-Makers

This paper is provided to assist utility regulators, gas and electric utilities, and others in meeting the 10 implementation goals of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency's Vision to achive all cost-effective energy efficiency by 2025. 

This paper reviews the issues and approaches involved in considering and adopting cost-effectiveness tests for energy efficiency. It discusses the five standard cost-effectiveness tests and clarifies key terms.

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