Energy Research

We analyze the effectiveness of information policies on energy conservation through rigorous quantitative and experimental research.

Information strategies and residential energy conservation


ENGAGE : Behavorial Responses to Real-Time Individual Energy Usage Information

Website: engage.environment.ucla.edu

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

Dastrup, S. R., Zivin, J. G., Costa, D. L., & Kahn, M.E., (July 2012). Understanding the Solar Home price premium: Electricity generation and “Green” social status. European Economic Review, Volume 56, Issue 5, 961-973.

Costa, D. L. & Kahn, M.E. (2013). Energy conservation “nudges” and environmentalist ideology: Evidence from a randomized residential electricity field experiment. Journal of the European Economic Association 11.3, 680-702.

Energy Conservation and Buildings


Kahn, M. E., Kok, N, & Quigley, J. M. (2013). Commercial Building Electricity Consumption Dynamics: The Role of Structure Quality, Human Capital, and Contract Incentives. No. w18781. National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dastrup, S. R., et al. (2012). Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricity Generation and “Green” Social Status. European Economic Review 56.5, 961-973.

Energy Conservation and Business


Blass, V, Corbett, C. J., Delmas, M. A., & Muthulingam, S. (2011). Top Management Involvement in the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Projects. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Energy Conservation and Policy


Accordino, M. H., & Rajagopal, D. (2012). The relationship between policy choice and the size of the policy region: Why small jurisdictions may prefer renewable energy policies to reduce CO2 emissions. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Delmas, M. A., & Montes-Sancho, M. J. (2011). US state policies for renewable energy: Context and effectiveness. Energy Policy 39.5, 2273-2288.