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Title: Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Realized Impacts of Public R&D Programs

Abstract

This document provides guidance for evaluators who conduct impact assessments to determine the “realized” economic benefits and costs, energy, environmental benefits, and other impacts of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) R&D programs. The focus of this Guide is on realized outcomes or impacts of R&D programs actually experienced by American citizens, industry, and others. Retrospective evaluations may be contrasted to prospective evaluations that reflect expected or potential outcomes only if assumptions hold. The retrospective approach described in this Guide is based on realized results only and the extent they can be attributed to the efforts of an R&D program. While it has been prepared specifically to guide retrospective benefit-cost analysis of EERE R&D Programs, this report may be used for similar analysis of other public R&D organizations.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. TIA Consulting, Inc., Emerald Isle, NC (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
TIA Consulting, Inc., Emerald Isle, NC (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Energy Analysis (EI-30) (Energy Analysis Corporate)
OSTI Identifier:
1219511
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
evaluation; economic benefits and costs; energy; environmental benefits

Citation Formats

Ruegg, Rosalie, and Jordan, Gretchen B. Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Realized Impacts of Public R&D Programs. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1219511.
Ruegg, Rosalie, & Jordan, Gretchen B. Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Realized Impacts of Public R&D Programs. United States. doi:10.2172/1219511.
Ruegg, Rosalie, and Jordan, Gretchen B. Mon . "Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Realized Impacts of Public R&D Programs". United States. doi:10.2172/1219511. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1219511.
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abstractNote = {This document provides guidance for evaluators who conduct impact assessments to determine the “realized” economic benefits and costs, energy, environmental benefits, and other impacts of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) R&D programs. The focus of this Guide is on realized outcomes or impacts of R&D programs actually experienced by American citizens, industry, and others. Retrospective evaluations may be contrasted to prospective evaluations that reflect expected or potential outcomes only if assumptions hold. The retrospective approach described in this Guide is based on realized results only and the extent they can be attributed to the efforts of an R&D program. While it has been prepared specifically to guide retrospective benefit-cost analysis of EERE R&D Programs, this report may be used for similar analysis of other public R&D organizations.},
doi = {10.2172/1219511},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {8}
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