A randomized trial of energy cost information provision alongside energy-efficiency classes for refrigerator purchases

  title={A randomized trial of energy cost information provision alongside energy-efficiency classes for refrigerator purchases},
  author={Giovanna d’Adda and Yu Gao and Massimo Tavoni},
  journal={Nature Energy},

Assessing the EU Energy Efficiency Label for Appliances: Issues, Potential Improvements and Challenges

The EU Energy Efficiency (EE) label for appliances, readjusted in March 2021 (Directive 2017/1369/EU), is a key instrument for nudging consumers towards more energy-efficient purchases. However, its

Energy Labels and Heuristic Decision-Making: The Role of Cognition and Energy Literacy

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The Welfare Effects of Persuasion and Taxation: Theory and Evidence from the Field

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Disclosure of Energy Operating Cost Information: A Silver Bullet for Overcoming the Energy-Efficiency Gap?

Consumers frequently act contrary to rational economic theory by overvaluing an initially higher purchase price while heavily discounting future energy operating costs. One opportunity to help limit

Are Consumers Attentive to Local Energy Costs? Evidence from the Appliance Market

Abstract We estimate whether consumers respond to local energy costs when purchasing appliances. Using a dataset from an appliance retailer, we compare demand responsiveness to a measure of energy

Individual Time Preferences and Energy Efficiency

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Rational Inattention and Energy Efficiency

  • J. Sallee
  • Economics
    The Journal of Law and Economics
  • 2014
This paper argues that it will often be rational for consumers to pay limited attention to energy efficiency when choosing among energy-consuming durable goods like automobiles or home appliances.

Consumers' Perceptions and Misperceptions of Energy Costs

This paper presents three initial stylized facts from the Vehicle Ownership and Alternatives Survey (VOAS), a nationally representative survey that elicits consumers' beliefs about gasoline prices