Energy Research

We analyze the effectiveness of information policies on energy conservation through rigorous quantitative and experimental research.

PROJECTS

air quality mobile application

Air quality mobile application

Our team at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA Health invites you to join our Air Quality Research study.  AirForU enables you to gain a better understanding of your local air quality conditions and understand how air quality affects your health. Through this study you can be a part of innovative...

are residential energy efficiency programs effective?

Are residential energy efficiency programs effective?

More than 1 billion dollars have spent on Energy Efficiency (EE) Programs in California each year; however, we have limited solid evidence of their effectiveness. This project examines the effectiveness of Energy Efficiency (EE) programs in Southern California. We address three main research questions: (1) Are EE programs (residential based appliances and equipment upgrade) effective...

energy conservation behavior

Energy Conservation Behavior

UCLA ENGAGE investigates how real-time energy consumption feedback can be used as an effective tool for energy conservation. It applies insights from behavioral science to design optimal interventions for changing energy use behavior. It is among the largest behavioral experiments in energy conservation in the United States.

Publications

Genomic data recover previously undetectable fragmentation effects in an endangered amphibian

McCartney-Melstad, E., J. K. Vu, and H. B. Shaffer

Published Work | 2018 | Molecular Ecology 27:4430-4443



The effectiveness of US energy efficiency building labels

Omar Isaac Asensio, Magali A. Delmas

Published Work | 2017 | Nature Energy




The dynamics of behavior change: evidence from energy conservation

O. Asensio, M. Delmas

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization


Nonprice incentives and energy conservation

Asensio, O. I., Delmas, M. A.

Published Work | 2015 | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences



Resource Efficiency Strategies and Market Conditions

M. Delmas, S. Pekovic

Published Work | 2015 | Long Range Planning


What can we learn from high-frequency appliance-level energy metering? Results from a field experiment

V. Chen, M. Delmas, W. Kaiser, S. Locke

Published Work | 2014 | Energy Title


Saving power to conserve your reputation? The effectiveness of private versus public information

M. Delmas, N. Lessem

Published Work | 2014 | Journal of Environmental Economics and Management



Real-time, appliance-level electricity use feedback system: How to engage users?

V. Chen, M. Delmas, W. Kaiser

Published Work | 2013 | Energy and Buildings


U.S. state policies for renewable energy: Context and effectiveness

M. Delmas, M. Montes-Sancho

Published Work | 2011 | Energy Policy


Deregulation and Environmental Differentiation in the Electric Utility Industry

M. Delmas, M. Russo, M. Montes-Sancho

Published Work | 2007 | Strategic Management Journal



Government Credible Commitment in the French and American Nuclear Industry

M. Delmas, B. Heiman

Published Work | 2001 | Journal of Policy Analysis and Management