Author Archives: David Fell

Energy efficiency: behaviour, rationality, economics and politics

I had the pleasure of joining some 300 researchers and academics from around the world a couple of weeks ago to discuss the latest thinking on persuading consumers to use less energy.  The BEHAVE2014 conference took place in Oxford at a time when it is increasingly appreciated, by businesses, governments and civic society, that any [...]

Just can’t get enough? (BEHAVE 2014 Blog Series, 4/4)

Ten years ago, Brook Lyndhurst commissioned MORI to survey a representative sample of 1,000 adults.  One of the things we asked back then was: “To what extent do you think it would fair or unfair for the government to charge a lower rate of VAT on energy efficient products and a higher rate of VAT [...]

Just can’t get enough? (BEHAVE 2014 Blog Series, 1/4)

  To kick off the season of mellow fruitfulness, David Fell and Geoff King will next week be at the Said Business School in Oxford to join delegates from around the world at the 2014 BEHAVE conference. The theme of the conference is “Paradigm Shift: From Energy Efficiency to Energy Reduction through Social Change”.  To [...]

Waste prevention 2014

On Tuesday I spoke at the Westminster Forum event entitled: “Reducing and managing waste: implementing the Waste Prevention Programme and moving towards a ‘zero waste’ economy”. With five minutes to speak, I thought I’d say five things. I decided to make my remarks from a demand side perspective, drawing on a mix of Brook Lyndhurst’s [...]

Dreaming the future – part one

In London’s coolest quarter, had you wandered through the weekend, a festival from NESTA placed a poster from the future:     In Shoreditch Town Hall’s basement, a mix of brick and mayhem, we asked the vital question: is this the dream you dreamt of?     In the dreams we’d had as children, were [...]