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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect

by H. Herring, S. Sorrell


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230525344
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/27/2008
Series: Energy, Climate and the Environment
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Sorrell and H.Herring PART I: MICRO REBOUND EFFECTS 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 PART II: MACRO REBOUND EFFECTS 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 PART III: REBOUND EFFECTS AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION 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.Nørgård Sufficiency and the Rebound Effect; H.Herring Conclusion; S.Sorrell & H.Herring

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