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Professor Gallagher Explores "What Makes U.S. Energy Consumers Tick?"

Issues in Science and Technology

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What makes U.S. energy consumers tick? CIERP Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher explores this question in a new article by the same name published in the summer issue of Issues in Science and Technology. Written together with John Randell of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, where Professor Gallagher was a Visiting Scholar in the spring, the piece emphasizes the social dimensions of energy innovation, especially the question of what makes consumers adopt more efficient energy technologies, and argues for increased attention to the social sciences in energy policy. The article is part of a special section of the magazine on the social and behavioral dimensions of environmental policy.