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Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Consumption

The Rebound Effect

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  • © 2009

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Part of the book series: Energy, Climate and the Environment (ECE)

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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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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Direct Rebound Effects

  3. Economy-wide Rebound Effects

  4. Rebound Effects and Sustainable Consumption

Reviews

'Written for researchers, policy-makers and environmentalist, the book summarises the current state of knowledge, presents new research and explores the conditions under which energy efficiency can contribute to sustainability.' - International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Editors and Affiliations

  • Energy and Environment Research Unit, The Open University, UK

    Horace Herring

  • Sussex Energy Group, University of Sussex, UK

    Steve Sorrell

About the editors

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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