Saving Water and Energy: Spillovers from Behavioral Interventions

This project was motivated by the nexus between water, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions. Almost 20% of California’s electricity and 30% of its natural gas go toward moving, heating, and treating water. Behavioral interventions have proven to be a cost-effective method to reduce generation and delivery costs for individual commodities. This study aimed to identify cross-sectoral impacts on water and gas, or water and electricity consumption.