Over his career in energy efficiency and sustainability policy research, Christopher Payne has focused on understanding how decisions related to energy consumption are made, how public policy shapes those decisions, and how energy policy can be made more efficient, effective, and persistent. Dr. Payne is a recognized expert in organizational decision-making related to energy and sustainability, with a research specialty in institutional acquisition processes and their role in clean energy technology adoption. His current projects include:
Deputy for Operations
Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
Many small consumers, one growing problem: Achieving energy savings for electronic equipment operating in low power modes
Understanding the response of commercial and institutional organizations to the California energy crisis
What organizations did (and didn't) do: Three factors that shaped conservation responses to California's 2001 "crisis"