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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Part Two - Chapter 1: Quantifying the Benefits: An Overview of the Analytic Framework

This chapter presents a four-step framework for quantifying the multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and provides an overview of the general process for assessing benefits, which is described in more detail in subsequent chapters of Quantifying the Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A Guide for State and Local Governments.

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