Trends in Residential Energy Consumption and Potential Opportunities for Reduction

A California Air Resources Board Research Seminar featuring Magali A. Delmas and Matthew E. Kahn, UCLA, Alan Meier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Davis, and Reuben Deumling.

Trends in Residential Energy Consumption and Potential Opportunities for Reduction

Monday, August 12, 2013
1:30 PM
Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor, Cal EPA Headquarters
1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA

Overview 

AB 32 requires California to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is the lead agency responsible for implementing AB 32 and developed the Climate Change Scoping Plan to provide a roadmap to achieve these reductions. The strategies for GHG reductions in the energy sector include improved energy efficiency and an increase in renewables energy generation. Improvements in energy efficiency are directed at codes and standards for buildings and appliances, utility programs for increased efficiency and programs to provide real-time energy information to help consumers conserve energy.

A suite of research projects sponsored by CARB aims to provide insight into how, when and why California residents consume energy. A nuanced understanding of how and when California resident consume energy compliments emissions control measures that are based on market forces and technology. The project results that will be presented at this workshop will examine the practices of low-energy users and explore how residents respond to real-time information about their energy use and the details of non-linear pricing. Results from these research projects will offer a basis for voluntary strategies and enable the State to help utilities design programs to lower residential energy use.

This joint seminar will offer an opportunity for the general public to interact in an open panel discussion with the investigators and provide feedback on our research program during a designated Q & A period.

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