The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs

This report describes methods for estimating the prospective oil security benefits of the department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE’s) R&D programs that are consistent with the methodologies of the National Research Council (NRC) (2005) Committee and that build on Russell Lee’s (2005) framework. Its objective is to define and implement a method that makes use of the NRC’s typology of prospective benefits and methodological framework, satisfies the NRC’s criteria for prospective benefits evaluation, and permits measurement of that portion of the prospective energy security benefits of EERE’s R&D portfolio related to oil. While the Oil Security Metrics (OSM) methodology described in this report has been specifically developed to estimate the prospective oil security benefits of DOE’s R&D programs, it is also applicable to other strategies and policies aimed at changing U.S. petroleum demand.

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Greene, David L
    • Leiby, Paul N
  • Publication Date: 2006-5


  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 119p

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  • Accession Number: 01111288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORNL/TM-2006/505
  • Contract Numbers: DE-AC0500OR22725
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2008 10:39AM