Category Archives: Energy Consumers

The SAVE Act opens a new chapter in the relationship between energy efficiency and home value

Though prior attempts have been made to attach a precise value to energy efficiency at the whole home level, there has never been a broadly accepted standard. The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (SAVE), currently being considered in the … Continue reading

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How should we calculate electricity costs?

Introduction Like most other goods and services, electricity prices depend largely on the market forces of supply and demand. These, in turn, are shaped by geographic and climatic factors as well as the availability of competing alternatives. Because of the … Continue reading

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Can your neighbors get you to change your energy consumption habits?

Energy Awareness and Behavioral Change There are a number of ideas swirling around out there about how to get people to give up their long-held (and costly) habits of leaving lights on or running the dishwasher during peak hours. With … Continue reading

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