Energy Efficiency And Sustainable Consumption: The Rebound Effect

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorHorace Herring

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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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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.

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.79 × 5.61 × 0.83 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525342

ISBN - 13:9780230525344

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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.Nrgrd
Sufficiency and the Rebound Effect--H.Herring
Conclusion--S.Sorrell&--H.Herring