Supportive renewable energy policy has a significant effect on international trade for solar energy technology components, where early investment is the key to large growth for exporting countries.
New research finds that transmission costs must be at least $600/MW-km and energy storage must cost at most $100/kW h in order for wind energy storage to be economical.
A new study finds that biofuel subsidies from 1981-2011 paradoxically may have led to the increase in oil production and greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Understanding individual perceptions can help explain public opinion polls about hydraulic fracturing.
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.
A new study finds that consumers value compact fluorescent light bulbs less than their energy savings would imply.
New research shows that targeting high energy customers is an effective way to achieve substantial energy savings in utility conservation and efficiency programs.
Carefully designed randomized trials could help to assess which low-cost efficiency measures have the most notable effect on heating related energy consumption.