The rebound effect: an assessment of the evidence for economy-wide energy savings from improved energy efficiency

Sorrell, Steven (2007) The rebound effect: an assessment of the evidence for economy-wide energy savings from improved energy efficiency. Project Report. UK Energy Research Centre.

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Abstract

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has launched a major new report on how 'Rebound Effects' can result in energy savings falling short of expectations, thereby threatening the success of UK climate policy.

An example of a rebound effect would be the driver who replaces a car with a fuel-efficient model, only to take advantage of its cheaper running costs to drive further and more often. Or a family that insulates their loft and puts the money saved on their heating bill towards an overseas holiday.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Steven Sorrell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:11
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 07:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19518
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