Residential Conservation Service Evaluation Report (Hearings Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress)

U.S. Department of Energy Residential conservation service evaluation report (Hearings before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1984.

Any Data or None at All? Living with Inaccuracies in Self-Reports of Residential Energy Consumption

Warriner, G. K., McDougall, G. H., & Claxton, J. D. Any data or none at all? Living with inaccuracies in self-reports of residential energy consumption. Vol. 16. 1984. 503-526.
Accuracies of self-reports of household energy consumption were examined among a sample of 2,090 electricity and 1,699 fuel oil and natural gas consumers. Information obtained fro…

Is There a Generalized Energy Conservation Ethic? A Comparison of the Determinants of Gasoline and Home Heating Energy Conservation

Painter, J., Semenik, R., & Belk, R. Is there a generalized energy conservation ethic? A comparison of the determinants of gasoline and home heating energy conservation. Vol. 3. 1983. 317-331.
359 heads-of-households were interviewed concerning their gasoline and heating consumption behavior and beliefs concerning the energy problem. They were also administered a locus-…

Using Feedback, Reinforcement and Information to Reduce Energy Consumption in Households: A Field-Experiment

Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in households: A field-experiment. Vol. 3. 1983. 65-86.
Presents results of a research project on the effectiveness of behavior modification strategies in influencing energy use in family households. A field experiment was carried out …

Residential Energy Conservation: The Role of Past Experience in Repetitive Household Behavior

Macey, S. M., & Brown, M. A. Residential energy conservation: The role of past experience in repetitive household behavior. Vol. 15. 1983. 123-141.
Discusses repetitive behaviors that conserve residential energy. Repetitive behavior is viewed as a function of past experience, attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions. Data …

Effects of Monetary Rebates, Feedback, and Information on Residential Electricity Conservation

Winett, R. A., Kagel, J. H., Battalio, R. C. & Winkler, R. C. Effects of monetary rebates, feedback, and information on residential electricity conservation. Vol. 63. 1978. 73-80.
Assigned 129 participant households in Texas during the summer to 1 of 5 experimental conditions: A high monetary rebate condition in which Ss received conservation information, w…

Application of Social Psychological and Evaluation Research: Lessons from Energy Information Programs

Dennis, M. L. & Soderstrom, E. J. Application of social psychological and evaluation research: Lessons from energy information programs. Vol. 11. 1988. 77-84.
Discusses applied social psychological research on the dissemination of energy-related information, focusing on evaluations in 4 types of information dissemination programs: speci…

Energy Efficiency Solutions in the Home

Allison Boyd October 06, 2008 10:02 AM
Hi all, We (The Natural Edge Project) are conducting an investigation into household energy efficiency in Townsville, in northern Queensland, Australia, as part of the Townsv…

A Distorted View of Things

mtremper September 08, 2008 11:28 AM
Power company enlists kids to be "climate cops" Dear Friend, If the tree-hugging, save-the-planet zealots have their way, the idiocy of global warming will not only be…

Promoting Energy Conservation through Better Customer Feedback

John Gear Salem July 09, 2008 04:58 PM
In my opinion, better feedback is the critical element for reducing energy consumption. We still live in a world where the dominant utility paradigm was to hide the meters in the …

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