Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the South

The Behavioral Program staff at ACEEE is pleased to announce today’s publication of Trusted Partners: Everyday Energy Efficiency Across the South. We used a case study approach at sites in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana and talked with people in small towns and big cities, in their homes, on their farms, and about their businesses. Each interview included a core set of questions about demographics and basic energy use attitudes for a general picture of energy consumption in the South. During our fieldwork, we collected about 60 hours of audio from formal interviews alone!

One of our over-arching questions was “Are end-users of energy in these states interested in energy efficiency?” The biggest take-away from this project is YES! Consumers of energy in the South are interested in practicing energy efficiency. Southerners also told us that what they need to advance energy efficiency is a neutral source of trustworthy information about what activities best suit their needs and specific contexts…

To continue reading the blog post visit: http://aceee.org/blog/2013/03/everyday-energy-efficiency-across

To read the report visit: http://aceee.org/research-report/b131

Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: ACEEE aceee.org.