Successful Government-Industry Partnerships: The US DOE's Role in Advancing Energy-Efficient Technologies

Research Report E961


Howard Geller and Scott McGaraghan


This paper reviews the development of three important energy-efficiency technologies: low-emissivity windows, electronic ballasts, and high efficiency supermarket refrigeration systems. It also examines the market impacts and economic benefits of these technologies, showing that they have already provided over $3 billion in additional sales to manufacturers and energy savings now worth about $1.4 billion per year to consumers.