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Solarize Boosts Installations and Transforms Solar Markets Across America

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Solarize first came to life in 2009 when a Portland resident interested in installing solar power recruited neighbors to join them in “going solar” to get a volume discount. Once …
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Girl Scouts GLEE Program

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To promote the reduction of home energy consumption and energy use related to food and transportation, Girl Scouts created the Girls Learning Energy and Environment Program (GLEE)…
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Fort Collins Efficiency Works (Neighborhoods)

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In 2016, to increase the scale and comprehensiveness of energy efficiency and renewables projects needed to meet its Climate Action Plan in the home sector, Fort Collins created t…

Barriers to Consumer Choice of Energy Efficient Products

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Anderson, C. D. & Claxton, J. D. (1982). Barriers to consumer choice of energy efficient products. Journal of Consumer Research, 9, 2, 163-170.
Explored barriers that deter consumers from making energy conserving choices when buying major durables. Refrigerator energy labels and sales staff emphasis were manipulated in an…

Public Policy and Consumer Information: Impact of the New Energy Labels

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McNeill, D. L. & Wilkie, W. L. (1979). Public policy and consumer information: Impact of the new energy labels. Journal of Consumer Research, 6, 1, 1-11.
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R-2000 Home Energy and Water Efficiency Program

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The goal of the R-2000 program is to increase energy efficiency in new homes and to encourage the construction of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient houses. R-2000 home…

Energy Star: The Symbol for Energy Efficiency.

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Energy Star is a government and industry partnership that makes it easier for businesses and consumers to save money and protect the environment. In 1992, the U. S. Environmental …

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