Federal Weatherization Program Saved Billions: Oak Ridge Lab Report

National Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
http://weatherization.ornl.gov/eecbg.shtml

[From an E&E News PM article by Christa Mitchell, sub. req’d] The Energy Department’s key energy efficiency program for local communities saved billions of dollars on consumer energy bills and created thousands of jobs, according to a national evaluation of the program overseen by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Participants in DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program…received about $1.76 in bill savings from installed efficiency measures for every dollar spent, the evaluation found. The program — which ran from 2009 to 2015 — saved $5.2 billion overall on energy bills, helped avoid 25.7 million metric tons of carbon-equivalent emissions…

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