Energy Efficiency And Sustainable Consumption

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This book challenges conventional wisdom by showing how, in some circumstances, improved energy efficiency may increase energy consumption. Relying upon energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions could therefore be misguided. This book explores the broader implications for climate change and sustainable consumption.

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Meet the Author

HORACE HERRING is a freelance researcher and writer based at the Open University, UK. His research interests include energy efficiency, environmental history and sustainable consumption.

STEVE SORRELL is a Senior Fellow in the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU, Sussex University, UK. His research interests include energy efficiency, climate policy and emissions trading.

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Table of Contents

Introduction--S.Sorrell and H.Herring
The Evidence for Direct Rebound Effects--S.Sorrell
Fuel Efficiency and Automobile Travel in Germany: An Econometric Analysis of the Rebound Effect--
M.Frondel, J.Peters and C.Vance
Modelling the Economy-Wide Rebound Effect--G.Allen, M.Gilmartin, P.G.McGregor, J.K.Swales and K.Turner
Specifying Technology for Analyzing Rebound--H.Saunders
Energy Efficiency and Economic Growth: The Rebound Effect as a Driver--R.U.Ayres and B.Warr
Exploring Jevons Paradox--S.Sorrell
Time-Use Rebound Effects: An Activity-Based View of Consumption--M.Jalas
Rebound and Rational Public Policy Making--R.Levett
Avoiding Rebound through a Steady-State Economy--J.S.Nrgrd
Sufficiency and the Rebound Effect--H.Herring

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