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Cal Prof Blogs on Making Energy Efficiency Efforts More Strategic

UC Berkeley’s Elizabeth Bailey was shocked to learn that her family’s home office draws more than 20 percent of the KWH her house consumes in a day. According to a 2009 survey, 30 percent of the energy an average home uses goes to powering electronic gadgets, small appliances, and lighting. Despite decades of efforts and billions of dollars directed at energy efficiency, says Bailey, we know little about which investments and/or behavioral nudges give the biggest bang for the energy efficiency buck, or how well current energy efficiency regulations and programs work. She — along with EETD’s Catherine Wolfram and other colleagues — has created the E2e Project to answers those questions. More>

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