Non-energy benefits: Workhorse or unicorn of energy efficiency programs?

Michael Freed, Frank A. Felder

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Non-energy benefits of energy efficiency programs have been studied as early as 1993, and there have been hundreds of papers and reports published since then, many of them finding that NEB are significant. Yet many U.S. states do not include NEB in their cost-benefit analyses. This article tries to provide some insight into this mismatch between the findings of NEB research and policy by analyzing the empirical basis of such research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalElectricity Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


  • Ancillary benefits
  • Co benefits
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Energy efficiency
  • Multiple benefits
  • NEB
  • NEBs
  • Non-energy benefits
  • Weatherization

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