The Energy Efficiency Gap “phenomenon”, consists of the apparent slow adoption of energy efficiency technologies by society.
In this conference, Sébastien Houde will first discuss the policy and scientific debate of the existence and causes of this phenomenon. He will then move on to provide an overview of some recent public and private initiatives to address this issue. Finally, he will propose possible paths for moving forward and opportunities that the Energy Efficiency Gap may offer to entrepreneurs.
He is an Associate Professor at GEM in the Department of Management and Technology, Affiliate Professor at ETH Zürich and Scientific Director at the E2e Project. He received his PhD from Stanford University. He has interests in energy and environmental economics, and empirical industrial organization. His current research focuses on investigating different policy tools used to manage energy demand, address climate change, and better design energy systems.