energy efficiency

Innovation and Climate Change: A Framework for Effective Environmental Policy

Climate change and environmental degradation may be the greatest existential threats the world will face for generations to come. After...

With Energy Labels, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Research shows that minor, individual energy savings can lead to a significant aggregate decrease in energy consumption. The challenge is informing consumers in a way that changes their behavior.

How Message Framing Can Help Explain Energy User Motivations

Targeted message framing can help increase participation in and understanding of energy efficient programs provided by utility companies and government subsidies, which are largely unknown by residents.

Developing Efficiency: Why energy efficiency gains in China may not be fully realized

The rebound effect, which measures the increased demand for energy from increasing energy efficiency, is found to be strong in Chinese urban residential electricity use.

Conditional Demand Analysis: A cheap and effective approach to modeling residential energy usage

The statistical technique of conditional demand analysis allows Canadian researchers to cheaply estimate residential appliance savings and help policymakers structure behavioral and technological conservation programs.

Japan’s Highly Energy Efficient Transportation Sector: Is It Possible for the US to Replicate?

A new study compares transportation sectors in the US and Japan, suggesting that potential crossover for American policymakers is minimal.

More Efficient Energy Efficiency: Smarter Program Targeting Means Higher Savings

New research shows that targeting high energy customers is an effective way to achieve substantial energy savings in utility conservation and efficiency programs.