Solarize campaigns: Harnessing the power of the crowd

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Julie Cook Kitchener May 13, 2024 12:51 pm
Hi all,   Solar is expanding much more quickly than all other energy technologies in history, which is encouraging to see in the face of the global climate crisis. As part of this…

Wind Farm Co-Ownership

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa Jan 25, 2024 15:01 pm
What if you want to move away from gas and oil, but rent, are about to move, or can’t afford solar panels? If your energy supplier has not already pledged to go green, you have fe…

Why has the Canada Greener Homes Initiative been so successful?

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Julie Cook Kitchener Feb 8, 2024 18:47 pm
Hi all,    Food and energy prices have risen significantly in the past few years, sending the cost of living soaring all over the world. It is evident that citizens are looking fo…

The Value of Incentives in Stimulating Energy Conservation

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Hutton, R. B., & McNeill, D. L. (1981). The value of incentives in stimulating energy conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 291-298.
In the fall of 1979, the US Department of Energy implemented the Low Cost/No Cost Energy Conservation Program in 6 New England states. Results of a telephone survey of 1,811 house…

Energy Efficiency Means No Regrets

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Assenza, Marit P (1996). Energy efficiency means no regrets. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy , 11, 82-85.
Should we wait and see how hot it's going to get or should we act now to prevent global warming caused by greenhouse gases? Marit P. Assenza, a management consultant in Oslo, No…

Public Acceptance of Consumer Energy Conservation Strategies

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Olsen, M. E. (1983). Public acceptance of consumer energy conservation strategies. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 1-2, 183-196.
Investigated 6 alternative strategies for promoting energy conservation: financial incentives, community programs, efficiency standards, land-use changes, consumption limits, and …

Tax Credits as a Means of Influencing Consumer Behavior

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Pitts, R. E., & Wittenbach, J. L. (1981). Tax credits as a means of influencing consumer behavior. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 335-338.
Examined the impact of the Residential Energy Conservation Tax Credit via telephone survey in a midwestern city; 146 individuals participated. Results suggest that the Tax Credit …

Promoting Energy Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments through Group Financial Incentives

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McClelland, L., & Cook, S. W. (1980). Promoting energy conservation in master-metered apartments through group financial incentives. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 10, 1, 20-31.
Describes an energy conservation program conducted among 4 groups of apartments (44-70 units/group) in a university-affiliated family housing complex. The winning group in each of…

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.

The Effectiveness of Incentives for Residential Energy Conservation

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Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E., Kempton, W. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1985). The effectiveness of incentives for residential energy conservation. Evaluation Review, 10, 2, 147-176.
Studies evaluating incentive programs for residential energy efficiency are examined to assess the roles of the size and type of incentive and of nonfinancial aspects of the progr…

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