CCEP > Our Work > Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, while achieving cost-savings, are a central feature of many local and national strategies to reduce energy use and combat global warming. Our Energy Efficiency initiative focuses on building effective policies and increasing the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency programs nationwide. Priorities include:
Assessing energy efficiency policies: What has worked, how well, and at what cost?
Understanding household psychology: How can policy alter investments in energy saving?
Examining the “energy paradox”: Why there is a lag in accepting cost-effective investments and products?
Enhancing price sensitivity: How does price drive behavior?
Developing supply curves for conserved electricity: What are the carbon dioxide emissions and equilibrium electricity price effects of policies to promote reduced electricity consumption?
Assessing the extent to which Energy Star and other "green" certifications are capitalized into home prices?
RFF’s work on energy efficiency is a joint initiative of CCEP and the Center for Energy Economics and Policy.