Databases

Research and publications at the CCEP are based on datasets. We make them available for our community to download.

If you download a dataset and like this service, we would appreciate an email introducing yourself. This will help us better understand our community. Please email us at delmas@ioes.ucla.edu and make sure to cite the article you are interested in.

Delmas, M. A., Fischlein, M., & Omar I. Asensio, O.I. (2013). Information strategies and energy conservation behavior: A meta-analysis of experimental studies from 1975 to 2012. Energy Policy, 61, 729-739

Highlights

  • We conduct a meta-analysis of information-based energy conservation experiments.
  • We analyze 156 published trials and 524,479 study subjects from 1975 to 2012.
  • On average, individuals in the experiments reduced electricity consumption by 7.4%.
  • Individualized feedback via audits and consulting results in the largest reductions. Pecuniary feedback and incentives lead to a relative increase in energy usage.

Keywords

Energy conservation; Meta-analysis; Information strategies

Delmas, M. A., & Montes-Sancho, M. J. (2011). US state policies for renewable energy: Context and effectiveness. Energy Policy, 39(5), 2273-2288.

Highlights

  • We assess whether U.S. state renewable policies are effective at generating investments in renewable capacity.
  • We find that Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is ineffective.
  • We find that Mandatory Green Power Option (MGPO) is effective.
  • Investor-owned utilities respond more positively to RPS than publicly owned utilities.
  • The results differ from previous studies because we control for sample bias.

Keywords

Energy policy, Policy effectiveness, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Electric utilities