Encouraging Energy Efficiency: Pricing, Education, and Framing

Carrie A Gill, University of Rhode Island


The US residential sector consumed over 20 quadrillion Btu of energy in 2015, costing households billions of dollars in energy bills in addition to negative environmental and health externalities from conventional energy generation. Reducing energy consumption and promoting energy efficiency are critical for controlling costs, minimizing negative environmental impacts, and ensuring security of energy supply. Regulators and policy makers rely on a suite of strategies to promote energy efficiency and conservation. These strategies vary in degree of control over individual freedom of choice, effectiveness and impact, and political and practical feasibility. In this dissertation, I investigate the effects of three strategies to promote energy efficiency. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)^

Subject Area

Environmental economics|Energy

Recommended Citation

Carrie A Gill, "Encouraging Energy Efficiency: Pricing, Education, and Framing" (2017). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI10271159.