The Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) is the premier international conference focused on understanding human behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. Currently, in its 12th year, BECC is associated with a growing set of allied conferences in Europe and Asia. It is convened by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE) at U.C. Berkeley, and the Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center (SEEPAC) at Stanford University. This year, NEEP's Senior Policy and Research Associate Samantha Caputo will present.
BECC draws a broad mix of attendees, including researchers (economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, management, law, humanities, and interdisciplinary), decision makers (from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as legislators, and regulators), practitioners (utilities, planners, consultants, manufacturers, designers, architects, entrepreneurs, marketers, and purchasers), influencers (community organizers, nonprofit leaders, media, religion, and entertainment professionals), and energy service providers (utilities, commercial renewable energy participants and new technology market players).
Behavioral research insights can help in a variety of ways, including finding real energy savings that will benefit the economy, security, and the environment; accelerating climate-friendly innovation via appealing, user-focused design, effective management, and fast social diffusion; increasing the benefits and decrease the costs of energy-oriented policies and programs; and improving the analytic models that guide our vision for the future.
For more information, visit the conference website.