(This blog post co-authored by David I. Levine) When people own a home or condominium, they have incentives to think about the efficiency of their appliances. Thus, more than a third … Continue Reading Renting Inefficiency
Energy efficiency (EE) discussions never get far before someone raises the specter of “rebound.” Rebound is the consumers’ response to an energy efficiency improvement that causes them to increase energy … Continue Reading In Praise of Energy Efficiency Rebound
Supporters of energy-efficiency policies argue that they are a “win-win”, helping to reduce energy expenditures while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other negative externalities from energy use. This much … Continue Reading Free Lunch?
At the Energy Institute lunch table, we talk about energy efficiency almost daily. If you buy that 12 mpg SUV you better have a good reason for it. This is … Continue Reading The Lunch Table: Peer Pressured into Efficiency
The blogosphere has been lighting up with news and commentary on OPOWER’s recent announcement that they are pairing up with Facebook to let people share information about their home energy … Continue Reading Generalizing from Energy Program Evaluations
Occasionally, we will post informal commentaries based on the lunch-time conversations around our conference table. Some may wander into marketing, engineering, politics, or psychology, but they’ll always be focused on … Continue Reading The Lunch Table: Are Apples Really More Energy Efficient Than Dells?