The E2e Project awards three $25,000 grants to seed energy efficiency research


Berkeley, CA (February 4, 2016) – The E2e Project is pleased to announce it has awarded seed money to three teams for the energy efficiency research design competition.  With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the winners of the competition have each received $25,000 to help fund randomized impact and quasi-experimental evaluations on energy efficiency programs that can provide valuable insights for learning which policies work best, and which are most cost effective in achieving their goals.

The 2016 winners are:
"Water-Based Behavioral Interventions and Energy Efficiency Investments" 
Gabriel Lade (Iowa State University)

"Salience of the Energy-Efficiency Trade-Off and the Purchase of Energy Efficient Appliances"
Giovanna d'Adda (Milan Polytechnic)

"Trust and the Purchase of Energy-Efficient Durable Goods: Evidence from Cooking Stoves in India"
Prabhat Barnwal (Michigan State University)

 “We received an excellent selection of proposals, which made our job hard. It’s exciting to see so much active research in this area.“ – Catherine Wolfram, Cora Jane Flood professor of business administration at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Faculty Director at the Energy Institute at Haas, and Faculty Director at The E2e Project

The E2e Project is interested in producing research that contributes to new academic knowledge and that also produces insights on the real-world impacts of energy efficiency policies. By funding these projects E2e hopes to identify what is technically possible and what is practically achievable for energy efficiency in a wide variety of settings. 

“These applicants have exciting projects and we look forward to seeing what comes of them.” – Michael Greenstone, Milton Friedman professor of economics, Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), and Faculty Director at The E2e Project

Click here for the project abstracts