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Better Yellow Labels

Information provision is a key element of energy-efficiency policy. Just think of the ubiquitous yellow EnergyGuide labels, which are required by law to be displayed on all major appliances sold in the United States. This information is supposed to help consumers make better decisions. … Continue reading

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Dynamic Electricity Pricing

For most things people purchase – like toothpaste, books, and televisions – prices don’t change over the course of the day:  Consumers pay the same price regardless of whether they buy it at 8am, 2pm or 10pm.  Residential households in … Continue reading

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Cooling China And Then Some.

Since my dissertation writing days I have been interested in forecasts of China’s greenhouse gas emissions. I am clearly not the only person interested in this topic, yet we environmental/energy economists have something to contribute on top of the excellent … Continue reading

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Air Conditioning and Energy Demand in India

The massive electricity outage in India several weeks ago reminded me of a striking graph I saw recently. I have a soft spot in my heart for graphs. A picture is worth a thousand words, or a thousand data points, … Continue reading

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