|Topic:||Energy Research At DoE: Was It Worth It? (Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy Research 1978 to 2000)|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Monday, July 16, 2001
B308 Rayburn House Ofc. Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen Senate Ofc. Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
Energy Research At DoE: Was It Worth It?
Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy Research 1978 to 2000
Robert W. Fri, Director, National Museum of Natural History, Washington and Chair, Committee on Benefits of DoE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Energy and Physical Sciences Division, National Research Council, accompanied by Members of the Committee on Benefits of DoE R&D on Energy Efficiency and Fossil Energy
Utilizing a new comprehensive framework, Energy Research at DoE: Was It Worth It? examines the costs and benefits of research and development in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) fossil energy and energy efficiency programs since 1978. Specifically, the report, requested by Congress in PL 106-113, examines 17 R&D programs in energy efficiency and 22 programs in fossil energy funded by the U.S. DoE and finds that these programs have yielded significant economic, environmental, and national security benefits.
The two briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on July 17, 2001 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.