In a column in USA Today, CEEPR co-Director Christopher Knittel writes that more research into energy efficiency is needed if Americans are to meet the energy efficiency goal set by President Obama in his State of the Union Address. In the speech, President Obama called on Americans to “cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years.” Knittel details how E2e, a new joint program between MIT’s CEEPR and U.C. Berkeley, will conduct rigorous analysis into this area to identify where consumers are systematically making mistakes, and how large those mistakes are, before much more government money is spent on promoting energy efficiency.

(February 2013)