Benefits to the Weatherization Assistance Program’s Energy Efficiency Investments Four Times the Costs

By: - Climate DepotOctober 7, 2015 11:00 AM


We have spent many hours poring over these opaque documents. Our judgment is that many of the DOE’s conclusions are based on dubious assumptions, invalid extrapolations, the invention of a new formula to measure benefits that does not produce meaningful results, and no effort to evaluate statistical significance. Using the DOE’s findings, we show below that costs exceed energy savings by a significant margin.