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2019 Annual Technology Baseline
Describes cost and performance characteristics of renewable generation technologies
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Water Security Grand Challenge: Workshop Outcomes
Describes the outcomes of a 2018 water security energy nexus workshop conducted at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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Analysis of the U.S. DOE EERE and Fossil Energy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs
This report analyzes the impact of the DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which awards R&D grants to small firms.
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2017 Renewable Energy Data Book
The 2017 Renewable Energy Data Book is an expansive go-to resource with facts and figures on U.S. renewable energy deployment for the year 2017.
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2018 Standard Scenarios
2018 Standard Scenarios forecast renewable energy deployment and generation under multiple potential scenarios
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Is Every kWh the Same? How do Energy Efficiency Measures Stack Up Across Regions
Evaluates how residential energy conservation measures reduce energy consumption and reduce emissions.
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Electrification Future Study: Scenarios of Electric Technology Adoption and Power Consumption in the United States
Scenarios of electric end-use technology adoption and resulting electricity consumption in the United States.
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2016 Renewable Energy Grid Integration Data Book
Download page for the 2016 Renewable Energy Grid Integration Data Book
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Impacts of High Variable Renewable Energy Futures on Wholesale Electricity Prices, and on Electric-Sector Decision Making
Increasing penetrations of variable renewable energy (VRE) can affect wholesale electricity price patterns and make them meaningfully different.
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Electrification Futures Study: End-Use Technology Cost and Performance Projections through 2050
This report provides projected cost and performance assumptions for electric technologies considered in the Electrification Futures Study.
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Variable Renewable Energy in Long-Term Planning Models: A Multi-Model Perspective
This report discusses the various methods for treating variable renewable energy (primarily wind and solar photovoltaics) among four modeling teams.
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Aggregate Economic Return on Investment in the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Since 2010, EERE has commissioned six R&D impact evaluation studies to quantify the economic return on investment resulting from EERE investments.
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Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market
This report documents the status and trends of the market for renewable energy procured voluntarily.
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Barriers and Opportunities to Broader Adoption of Integrated Demand-Side Management at Electric Utilities: A Scoping Study
This report explores recent electric utility experience with integrated demand-side management to provide an assessment of barriers and benefits.
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Demand Response Advanced Controls Framework and Assessment of Enabling Technology Costs
This research presents a framework for the costs to automate demand response & provides descriptions of various elements that drive enablement costs.
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The Climate and Air-Quality Benefits of Wind and Solar Power in the United States
Wind & solar energy provide air-quality, public health, and emission benefits as they reduce the reliance on combustion-based electricity generation.
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State Level Electric Energy Efficiency Potential Estimates
740,985 GWh of cost-effective, electric energy efficiency potential is available nationwide from 2016 to 2035, with savings available in every state.
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Operational Analysis of the Eastern Interconnection at Very High Renewable Penetrations
assesses the ability to balance supply and demand for electricity using a unit commitment and economic dispatch model with a 5-min time resolution.
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The Demand-Side Grid (dsgrid) Model Documentation
dsgrid has sufficient temporal, geographic, sectoral, and end-use resolution to enable analyses of current and future end-use load growth.
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Material and Energy Efficiency: A Framework for Broader Analysis of Energy Use in the U.S. Economy
Analysis enables the calculation of embodied and direct energy and the estimation of energy reduction potential achieved through changing materials.
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Featured Work

2017 Renewable Energy Data Book
The 2017 Renewable Energy Data Book is an expansive go-to resource with facts and figures on U.S. renewable energy deployment for the year 2017.
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Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning
The Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project delivers standardized, localized energy data and analysis.
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A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards
This is the third in a series of reports exploring the costs, benefits, and other impacts of state renewable portfolio standards (RPS).
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Revolution... Now -- 2016 Update
Decades of investments by the federal government and industry in five key clean energy technologies are making an impact today.
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