Policy briefing: analysing re-spending rebound


A new policy briefing analyses how money saved from more efficient domestic heating is being respent. The briefing reports that although energy efficiency reduces carbon emissions overall, the ways the saved money is spent (for example on food, eating out or high carbon-footprint goods) erodes the overall reduction of C02 […]

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Car travel rebound effect estimated at 19%

A new paper from the CIED Centre estimates the rebound effect for car travel – i.e. the amount of additional distance people drove due to fuel being cheaper and more efficient – at 19% over the last 40 years. The paper in Energy Economics by Lee Stapleton, Steve Sorrell and […]

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