Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

The E2e Project is a joint initiative of the Energy Institute at Haas at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, University of Chicago.

Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

“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

Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

"Energy efficiency offers a vast, low-cost energy resource for the U.S. economy—but only if the nation can craft a comprehensive and innovative approach to unlock it."

- Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy, McKinsey & Co., 2009

Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

“Energy efficiency ….it’s going to be a focal point of my time as Secretary.”

– Ernie Moniz, Secretary of Energy

Evidence for Action on Energy Efficiency

"For the next few decades, energy efficiency is one of the lowest cost options for reducing US carbon emissions. Many studies have concluded that energy efficiency can save both energy and money."

- Steven Chu, Former Secretary of Energy

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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