Investments in efficiency are most cost-effective when electricity prices are highest. Smart meters are helping economists better estimate when electricity is needed to meet consumer demand.
A 2016 roundup of studies and papers that provide perspective on the ongoing debate over a proposed U.S. carbon tax.
2014 meta-analysis in Energy Policy that identifies robust studies in the current literature to better understand CO2 emissions from renewable energy facilities over their lifetimes.
2015 roundup of research on recent technological advances that could enable wider adoption of electrical vehicles powered by sustainable energy sources.
2012 study in the Journal of Industrial Ecology on how electric cars stack up against those with traditional gas and diesel engines over their entire lifetimes.
2014 research brief from the Scholars Strategy Network on U.S. residents’ attitudes toward energy, by Stephen Ansolabehere of Harvard University and David M. Konisky of Georgetown University.
2013 study in Energy Policy on the relative advantages of plug-in hybrid cars and car-charging infrastructure for decreasing U.S. energy consumption.
2013 roundup of research on biofuels, including public attitudes, health effects, land use, environmental consequences and the long-term outlook.
2013 selection of research on the impacts of the nuclear accident, ongoing safety concerns and the potential economic consequences of the Games.
2013 study by Florida State University the effectiveness of a range of state incentive programs for the construction of energy-efficient builtings..