Measuring Energy Efficiency: Accounting for the Hidden Costs of Product Failure

This article explores issues plaguing appliances that yielded lower cost savings than projected in Department of Energy's (DOE) ex ante analyses, and recommends reconsideration of costs of operation and repair in conducting retrospective analyses of DOE energy efficiency standards.

Journal Article in Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy by Sofie Miller and Arthur G. Fraas — 1 minute read — May 6, 2020

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Authors

Sofie Miller

Policy Analyst at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget

Arthur G. Fraas

Visiting Fellow