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TitleResearch and Energy Efficiency: Selected Success Stories
Author(s)Garland, P. W.; Garland, R. W.
Publication DateJune 26, 1997
Report NumberCONF-970684--5
Unique IdentifierACC0014
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE97008489; OSTI ID: 539835
Research OrgOak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (United States)
Contract NoAC05-96OR22464
Sponsoring OrgUSDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Other Information1997 National Convention of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 24 Jun 1997
Subject29 Energy Planning And Policy; US DOE; Research Programs; USA; Energy Management; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Sources; Technology Assessment; Energy; Supply And Demand
AbstractEnergy use and energy technology play critical roles in the U.S. economy and modern society. The Department of Energy (DOE) conducts civilian energy research and development (R&D) programs for the purpose of identifying promising technologies that promote energy security, energy efficiency, and renewable energy use. DOE-sponsored research ranges from basic investigation of phenomena all the way through development of applied technology in partnership with industry. DOE`s research programs are conducted in support of national strategic energy objectives, however austere financial times have dictated that R&D programs be measured in terms of cost vs. benefit. In some cases it is difficult to measure the return on investment for the basic "curiosity-driven" research, however many applied technology development programs have resulted in measurable commercial successes. The DOE has published summaries of their most successful applied technology energy R&D programs. In this paper, we will discuss five examples from the Building Technologies area of the DOE Energy Efficiency program. Each story will describe the technology, discuss the level of federal funding, and discuss the returns in terms of energy savings, cost savings, or national economic impacts.
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