Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

The E2e Project is a joint initiative of the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

World class researchers tackling energy efficiency gap

E2e has built a community of top tier researchers pursuing the frontier of energy efficiency research.

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A helpful framework for understanding rebound

A policy brief on Severin Borenstein's study measuring the size of rebound and the net energy saved after an energy efficiency upgrade.

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Lowering low-income energy bills through education

E2e recently implemented a randomized control trial to measure the impact of education tools on residential energy bills.

Energy efficiency is a central component of climate and energy policies

“I’m also issuing a new goal for America: let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next twenty years…"

– President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 2013


Featured Faculty

Michael Greenstone

University of Chicago


Michael Greenstone, an international leader in energy and environmental economics and a faculty director of The E2e Project, recently joined the faculty of the University of Chicago.  His new position as the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics and the Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) is a return home for Greenstone, who began his teaching career at Chicago as an assistant professor in 2000. Greenstone’s move brings the University of Chicago’s talents and resources to E2e and further enriches E2e’s ability to provide evidence-based research that improves energy efficiency policies.

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In the News


The Extremes of Climate Change Possibility

Michael Greenstone in The Huffington Post


“The Risk of Inaction”

Daniel Yates in Harvard Magazine


Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo

Catherine Wolfram in The Energy Institute Blog

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