Getting the Biggest Bang for California’s Energy Efficiency Buck

The State of California is poised to spend nearly half a billion dollars a year in each of the next five years on energy efficiency investments using funds generated from a recently closed tax loophole.

Catherine has a terrific OpEd in today’s Sacramento Bee on the benefits of using randomized control trials to pinpoint which energy efficiency investments will provide the greatest bang-for-the-buck.

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2 Responses to Getting the Biggest Bang for California’s Energy Efficiency Buck

  1. Pingback: A call for controlled experimentation in California’s energy efficiency programs | Knowledge Problem

  2. deweaver says:

    Controlled trials and real data are against the self interest of the political class. Real power is the ability to be arbitrary and controlled trials may show a lot of their ideas were nonsense and decrease their options.

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