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Energy efficiency is a tough sell, even when it is “free”

Fowlie, Meredith (2015) Energy efficiency is a tough sell, even when it is “free”. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Aug 2015). Website.

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Increasing energy efficiency is good for both the environment and for consumers, as it leads to lower energy bills. But despite the benefits, why do many households not pursue such improvements? In a new study, Meredith Fowlie and co-authors ran a large field experiment to encourage eligible households to adopt free energy efficiency measures, and found that despite this encouragement, only a relatively small number of households took up the efficiency retrofit. She argues that for many the non-monetary costs incurred to implement an efficiency retrofit are significant and can be prohibitive.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:19

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