Full Title: Cracking the TEAPOT: Technical, Economic, and Achievable Energy Efficiency Potential Studies
Author(s): Max Neubauer
Publisher(s): American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Publication Date: 9/2014
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In this report we focus on the development and role of energy efficiency potential studies. The primary objective of our report is to better understand the nuts and bolts of these studies and how their various methodological approaches and assumptions influence energy efficiency potential estimates. Our goal is to give stakeholders a clearer understanding of how endogenous and exogenous factors can affect energy efficiency potential and, ideally, to help them come to their own conclusions about the veracity and integrity of these studies. We reviewed and provide results for 45 publicly available studies published since 2009.