|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers|
|Peer Review Status:||Unrefereed|
|Title:||'Rebound' effects from increased energy efficiency: a time to pause and reflect|
|Citation:||Turner K (2012) 'Rebound' effects from increased energy efficiency: a time to pause and reflect. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-15. Stirling Management School.|
|JEL Code(s):||Q01, Q40, Q41, Q43|
|Publisher:||Stirling Management School|
|Series/Report no.:||Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-15|
|Abstract:||The phenomenon of rebound effects has sparked considerable academic, policy and press debate over the effectiveness of energy efficiency policy in recent years. There has been a huge surge in empirical studies claiming rebound effects of hugely varying magnitudes. The contention of this paper is that the lack of consensus in the literature is grounded in a rush to empirical estimation in the absence of solid analytical foundations. Focus on measuring a single 'rebound' measure has led to a neglect of detail on precisely what type of change in energy use is considered in any one study and on the range of mechanisms governing the economy-wide response. This paper attempts to bring a reflective pause to the development of the rebound literature, with a view to identifying the key issues that policymakers need to understand and analysts need to focus their attention on.|
|Type:||Working or Discussion Paper|
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