The Size of the U.S. Energy Efficiency Market: Generating a More Complete Picture

Research Report E083


Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez and John A. "Skip" Laitner


This analysis provides a unique assessment of the size and scale of current investments in the U.S. energy efficiency market and reveals the scope of potential benefits that future investments might yield. The report increases the visibility of the contributions that efficiency currently makes to our economy; illustrates the potential contributions that efficiency can make in terms of energy security, economic productivity, and climate change mitigation; and recommends specific means of accelerating our transition to a more energy-productive, low-carbon economy.