Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Energy Policies: A Test of VBN Theory

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Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2005). Factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies: A test of VBN theory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(4), 415-425.
This paper examines factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies aimed to reduce the emission of CO-sub-2 by households. More specifically, it is studied to what exten…

Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., & Walker, I. (2005). Utilizing a social-ecological framework to promote water and energy conservation: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1281-1300.
The present study utilized a social-ecological framework to design an intervention to reduce residential water and energy use in a local community. An experimental design was used…
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Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household

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Staats, H., Harland, P., & Wilke, H. (2004). Effecting Durable Change: A Team Approach to Improve Environmental Behavior in the Household. Environment and Behavior, 36(3), 341-367.
Interventions for voluntary proenvironmental behavior change usually target a limited number of behaviors and have difficulties in achieving durable change. The EcoTeam Program (E…
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Spillover of Environment-Friendly Consumer Behaviour

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Thogersen, J., & Ölander, F. (2003). Spillover of environment-friendly consumer behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 23(3), 225-236.
Investigated whether environmental-friendly behaviors spread to more and more areas of the consumption pattern in a virtuous circle and whether it is a necessary prerequisite for …
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Household Actions Can Provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce US Carbon Emissions

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Dietz, T., Gardner, G.T., Gilligan, J., Stern, P.C., Vandenbergh, M.P. (2009). Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(44), 18452-18456.
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions…

Two New Landmark Building Energy Behavior Case Studies – “Heat Loss Images, Norm Appeals Raise Impacts in Medicine Hat” and “California’s Energy Conservation Competition”

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa March 08, 2021 03:02 PM
Tools of Change has published two new open-access, full-length, Landmark building energy behavior change case studies. Our Landmark case studies are peer-selected to recognize beh…
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Opting Out in Germany for Non-Renewable Energy

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The following case explores what happened when three communities in Germany elected to have citizens opt-out for non-renewable energy supplies. In each community, the default ener…
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ClimateSmart Home Service, Queensland, Australia

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In 2009, the ClimateSmart Home Service program was launched by Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) in Queensland, Australia. This program aimed to reduce the electrici…
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Opower’s Home Energy Report, Minnesota

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In 2009, Opower, an energy information software company, partnered with a Minnesota utility company to provide residential customers of the utility company with customized home en…
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Heat Loss Images, Norm Appeals Raise Impacts in Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat, a city in western Canada with a municipally owned utility, was interested in exploring how consumers would respond to receiving information on their home’s heat loss…

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