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GLRPPR Sector Resource: National Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Title:
National Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

Abstract:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was a program operated by DOE from 2009 to 2015 that provided grants and technical assistance to local governments, states, and territories to support a wide variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy activities. It was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and was a one-time program. The purpose of the EECBG National Evaluation was to develop independent estimates of key program outcomes attributable to the program and perform a brief exploration of possible organizational and operational factors influencing program performance. Outcomes examined as part of the evaluation included energy savings and renewable energy generation, bill savings, cost effectiveness, job creation, and carbon emissions reductions and avoided social costs associated with climate change. The evaluation found that EECBG investment yielded substantially more in dollar savings to program participants than the amount spent by the program, created jobs, and helped avoid adverse economic health effects associated with carbon emissions. The EECBG National Evaluation results are documented in four separate publications (i.e., volumes). The Executive Summary has also been pulled out as a separate document for convenience.

URL:
http://weatherization.ornl.gov/eecbg.shtml

Source:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2015

Associated Sectors:

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