Today’s post is co-authored by Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago) and Catherine Wolfram We recently released a paper presenting the findings of a first-of-its kind, randomized controlled evaluation of the … Continue Reading Do Residential Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver?
If I got a dollar each time someone says that California’s energy efficiency codes have led to significant decreases in electricity consumption, I could buy a Tesla to help reverse … Continue Reading Building Codes That Work
If you work outside your home, chances are you don’t pay (directly) for the energy you use at work. At my place of work, the UC Berkeley campus, most employees … Continue Reading One university’s attempt to reduce energy waste at work
At first blush, mammograms and energy efficiency investments appear to have nothing in common – one’s a personal, preventative health tool and the other helps you save money and energy. … Continue Reading Can Mammograms Teach Us Something Useful about Energy Efficiency?
Almost two weeks into the New Year, how are those resolutions going? Every year, my long list of resolutions includes several tasks I should be doing but have trouble finding … Continue Reading Energy efficiency is a tough sell- Even when it is “free”!
The release of the IPCC Synthesis Report earlier this month underscores the need for swift and aggressive action to combat climate change. With the shifting control of Congress, answering that … Continue Reading Cross-state power flows complicate the Clean Power Plan
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 … Continue Reading Better Yellow Labels