Stanford's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) co-convened the sixth Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) conference in Sacramento from Nov. 12-14. BECC focuses on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change and sustainability. 

Mark Golden sent the following reports from the 2012 conference:

Neighbors Slash Energy Waste in Do-It-Yourself, Grassroots Programs (Nov. 13, 2012)

Two community-based, hands-on programs to help consumers reduce energy use have resulted in impressive results, though data is preliminary and slight in both cases. Read more...

Can Conservatives Be Convinced on Climate Change? (Nov. 12, 2012)

Opposition to action on global warming may seem to be almost a litmus test for Republican Party candidates, but conservative minds could be changed under the right circumstances, according to several experts in the admittedly niche field. Read more...

Energy Efficiency Experts Turn to Games for Changing Behavior (Nov. 12, 2012)

The key to success for online games based on saving energy is to engage people emotionally, researchers and entrepreneurs told the BECC conference. Read more...