Public Perceptions and Responses to Energy Development
The goal of this project is to better understand public opinions and responses to renewable energy technologies and proposals, including wave, wind, and microgrid projects.
The goal of this line of research is to better understand public opinions and responses to fossil fuel export infrastructure.
The goal of this line of research is to examine public perceptions of unconventional oil and gas development via high volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events
The goal of this line of research is to understand under what conditions and via what mechanisms communities undertake significant climate-related actions – in terms of collective mobilization and governmental policy – following an extreme weather event.
Energy Consumption and Conservation
The goal of this line of research is to develop and test energy use interventions in the community of Fremont, California, engaging children, youth and their families in the analysis of high-resolution energy data while fostering energy data literacy and conservation.
The goal of this project was to design and implement a community-based intervention to reduce household energy use. We conducted a successful randomized controlled trial with 30 Girl Scout troops to assess two behavior change interventions focused on energy use in (1) residences and (2) for food and transportation.
The goal of this project is to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on electricity usage.