Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?

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Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2006). Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?. Environment and Behavior, 38(1), 92-111.
This article examines which policy features affect the perceived effectiveness and acceptability of pricing policies aimed to reduce CO-sub-2 emissions. A survey study was conduct…

A Group Contingency for Electricity Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments

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Slavin, R., Wodarski, J., & Blackburn, B. (1981, September). A group contingency for electricity conservation in master-metered apartments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14(3), 357-363.
In Study 1, residents of 166 apartment units in 3 towers held meetings and received biweekly payments of the value of electricity saved compared to predicted use. Overall, residen…

Evaluation of a Major Financial Incentive for In-Home Energy Conservation

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Anderson, C. D., Colwill, N. L. & Kent, P. (1983). Evaluation of a major financial incentive for in-home energy conservation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 4, 363-376.
A mail questionnaire was utilized to provide baseline data on consumer's reactions to the Canadian Oil Substitution Program (COSP), a major financial incentive developed by the Ca…

Personal and Contextual Influences on Household Energy Adaptations

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Black, J. S., Stern, P. C. & Elworth, J. T. (1985). Personal and contextual influences on household energy adaptations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 1, 3-21.
Examined the interactive effects of economic, demographic, structural, and psychological variables on 4 behaviorally distinct types of reported conservation response involving ene…

Household Income, Electricity Use, and Rate-Structure Preferences

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Blocker, T. J. & Koski, P. R. (1984). Household income, electricity use, and rate-structure preferences. Environment and Behavior, 16, 5, 551-572.
Explores the relationship between household income, present electricity use, and preferences for 3 proposed conservation-promoting electricity-rate structures, using data on 852 h…

Energy Conservation Techniques as Innovations, and their Diffusion

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Darley, J. M. (1977-78). Energy conservation techniques as innovations, and their diffusion. Energy and Buildings, 1, 339-343.
Many effective products, procedures, and techniques for achieving energy conservation have been discovered by researchers. This paper focuses on the conditions under which these p…

Why Is it So Hard to Sell "Savings" as a Reason for Energy Conservation?

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Feldman, S. (1987). Why is it so hard to sell "savings" as a reason for energy conservation?. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual behavior, 27-40.

Reducing Residential Electrical Energy Use: Payments, Information and Feedback

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Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1977). Reducing residential electrical energy use: Payments, information and feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 3, 425-435.
Monetary payments, energy information, and daily feedback on consumption were employed to reduce electricity use in 4 units of an 80-unit university student housing complex for ma…

Review of Utility Home Energy Audit Programs

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Hirst, E., Berry, L. & Soderstrom, J. (1981). Review of utility home energy audit programs. Energy, 6, 7, 621-630.
Evaluation efforts of utilities with active home energy audit programs were reviewed to provide insights into the operations and effectiveness of existing utility home energy audi…

Psychological Research for the New Energy Problems: Strategies and Opportunities

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Kempton, W., Darley, J. M., & Stern, P. C. (1992). Psychological research for the new energy problems: Strategies and opportunities. American Psychologist, 47, 10, 1213-1223.
Recent concern with environmental problems has rekindled interest in energy conservation. To illustrate how psychologists can make useful contributions and how a changed energy si…

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