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

posted on 2023-06-07, 22:10 authored by Steven SorrellSteven Sorrell
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.


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