This Guide starts by describing, in Part One, the multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and explaining the value of quantifying these benefits so that they are considered along with costs. In Part Two, the Guide shows policy makers and analysts how they can quantify the direct electricity, electricity system, emissions, health, and economic benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy. It provides detailed information about a range of basic-tosophisticated methods analysts can use to quantify each of these benefits, with key considerations and helpful tips for choosing and using the methods. Part Two includes case studies and examples of how analysts have quantified the benefits of state or local energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, programs, and investments. The chapters in Part Two also describe tools and resources available for quantifying each type of benefit.
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