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Energy Analysis Publications (August 2012)

September 12, 2012

NREL Report: A Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments
Authors: Philip Farese, Rachel Gelman, and Robert Hendron, NREL

To provide analytic support of DOE's Office of the Building Technology Program (BTP), NREL developed a Microsoft Excel-based tool to provide an open and objective comparison of the hundreds of investment opportunities available to BTP—this tool uses established methodologies to evaluate the energy savings and cost of those savings.

Journal Article: Technology: How to Build a Low-Energy Future
Author: Philip Farese, NREL

This commentary in the journal Nature, based on the NREL report A Tool to Prioritize Energy Efficiency Investments, argues that cost-effective technologies available now could reduce energy use in buildings by up to 30% by 2030, which is in line with other findings.

Presentation: U.S. Electric Power Futures: Preliminary Results
Authors: Anthony Lopez, Jeffrey Logan, and Trieu Mai, NREL

This presentation shows key findings of an effort to simulate the evolution of the U.S. power sector under a number of policy and technology scenarios using the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) Model.

NREL Report: Geothermal FIT Design: International Experience and U.S. Considerations
Authors: Wilson Rickerson, Meister Consultants Group; Jason Gifford and Robert Grace, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC; and Karlynn Cory, NREL

Drawing on international experience, this paper explores the potential efficacy of feed-in tariffs as a tool for reducing risks associated with geothermal plant development in the United States.

—Jim Leyshon