Behavior Energy and Climate Change Conference Overview
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference is the premier event focusing on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. BECC 2015 built on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which participants discussed innovative policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and engaged in building dynamic new networks and collaborations. BECC brought together a range of academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies. Abstracts were submitted from all relevant disciplines concerned with human behavior, society, and culture, including work from applied anthropology, social psychology, behavioral economics, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences.
The BECC Conference was convened by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI), Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, and American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), the University of California.
Participants Included: Social and behavioral science researchers; regulators and policymakers; utility staff responsible for programs; local, state, and federal agency personnel; consultants; NGOs and foundations; and energy efficiency professionals
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