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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…

Descriptive Social Norms as Underappreciated Sources of Social Control

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Cialdini, R. (2007). Descriptive social norms as underappreciated sources of social control. Psychometrika, 72(2), 263-268.
Böckenholt and van der Heijden's results regarding compliance with insurance regulations--that the enforcement activities of a regulatory agency were relatively unpredictive of co…

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…

Saving Energy the Easy Way: An Analysis of Thermostat Management

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Vine, E. (1987). Saving energy the easy way: An analysis of thermostat management. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual Behavior, 121-134.

Integrating Psychological and Economic Perspectives on Energy Consumption: The Determinants of Thermostat Setting Behavior

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Peters, J. S. (1990). Integrating psychological and economic perspectives on energy consumption: The determinants of thermostat setting behavior. Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 4-B,

Wireless Programmable Thermostats

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November 09, 2007 06:13 AM
I am wondering if anyone knows of programmable thermostats that are wireless? More specifically, I am wondering if programmable thermostats exist where you can set one thermostat …

Promoting Programmable Thermostats

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Jan Aceti Brookline October 19, 2006 12:28 PM
Hello, A colleague and I are thinking about launching a program to promote/ facilitate the installation of programmable thermostats in homes in a local community. We are tryi…

The Implementation of Set-Back Thermostats and Social Diffusion in Twin Rivers, New Jersey

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Darley, J. M., & Beniger, J. R. (1981). Diffusion of energy-conserving innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 150-171.
It was anticipated that households would reduce energy consumption by 10%. However, actual energy savings with the set-back thermostats were 18-47%. Based on results obtained, t…

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