About BECC

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference, first convened in 2007 by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University, the California Institute for Energy and Environment at the University of California, and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, was the first national conference focused on understanding the nature of individual and organizational behavior and decision making and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy.

The annual BECC Conference brings together a diverse group of over 500 policymakers, social scientists, program implementers, media, and energy experts to explore the practical application of social and behavioral insights to address our climate challenges. We review recent behavioral research, discuss current and emerging policy issues, share effective program/communication strategies, and foster collaboration across government, utility, business, and research sectors. Our goal is to achieve viable solutions for meeting long-term energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets by improving the design, adoption, and continued effectiveness of policies, programs, technologies, and individual/organizational actions.

Past Conference Websites

BECC 2011

BECC 2010

BECC 2009

BECC 2008

BECC 2007