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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Behavior and Energy Savings: Evidence from a Series of Experimental Interventions

Title:
Behavior and Energy Savings: Evidence from a Series of Experimental Interventions

Abstract:
This report focuses on an innovative behavioral intervention that has been deployed in a wide variety of settings throughout America. Using data collected from 11 different utility service areas encompassing more than 750,000 households across the United States, this report estimates the effectiveness of "Home Energy Reports" (Reports) containing, among other things, information about how a household's electricity usage compares to that of its neighbors. In each case the Reports were delivered to a randomly selected subset of households, ensuring that any differences in electricity demand between the treatment and control groups can be attributed directly to the Reports' influence.

URL:
http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/files/2011/05/BehaviorAndEnergySavings.pdf

Source:
Environmental Defense Fund

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2011

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