Policymakers can encourage consumers to use energy more efficiently using local, state, or federal programs designed to incentivize or discourage certain patterns of energy use. RFF experts are examining these policies to help lawmakers better understand their effectiveness and close the existing energy efficiency gap.
Working Paper — Apr 18, 2019
The Energy Paradox in Seemingly Competitive Industries: The Use of Energy-Efficient Equipment on Heavy-Duty Tractor Trailers
We collected roadside data and modeled use of energy-saving equipment on trailers to explore the claim that, where there is split ownership between tractors and trailers, owners of trailers will underinvest in energy-saving equipment.
Report — Dec 11, 2018
Does Integrated Resource Planning Effectively Integrate Demand-Side Resources?
We analyze how demand-side resources are evaluated in integrated resource plans, and if current practices accommodate the role that flexible demand-side resources will play in an increasingly electrified future.
Report — Nov 30, 2018
How Do US Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Affect Purchases of New and Used Vehicles?
Over the past decade, tightening vehicle fuel economy standards has reduced new vehicle sales and modestly increased the standards’ short-term costs.
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 4, 2014
Energy Efficiency in EPA's Clean Power Plan: Using Building Block #4 to Set and Meet Emissions Goals
November 4, 2014: This webinar, co-hosted by Resources for the Future and the Electric Power Research Institute, addressed aspects of the opportunities and challenges for energy efficiency under EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
Workshops & Seminars — Dec 12, 2013
Does Asymmetric Information in Residential Rental Markets Lead to an Energy Efficiency Gap?
Workshops & Seminars — May 9, 2013