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Public Health Benefits per kWh of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the United States

David Cooley and Kait Siegel (Abt Global), Denise Mulholland, Emma Zinsmeister, Robyn DeYoung, Nikolaas Dietsch, Neal Fann and Elizabeth Chan (EPA)


October 18, 2019

Abt developed benefit-per-kWh (BPK) values for the Environmental Protection Agency that can help state and local government policymakers and other stakeholders estimate the monetized public health benefits of investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy (EE/RE). The BPK values represent estimates of the monetized annual public health benefits resulting from emissions reductions associated with EE/RE projects, programs, and policies. There are different values for each combination of region, EE/RE intervention type (e.g., wind, solar) and discount rate,  and the values reflect energy, air quality and health benefits.