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In Praise of Energy Efficiency Rebound

Energy efficiency (EE) discussions never get far before someone raises the specter of “rebound.”  Rebound is the consumers’ response to an energy efficiency improvement that causes them to increase energy consumption.   If your car gets better fuel economy, you may … Continue reading

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Free Lunch?

Supporters of energy-efficiency policies argue that they are a “win-win”, helping to reduce energy expenditures while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other negative externalities from energy use. This much discussed McKinsey report, for example, argues that energy-efficiency investments are … Continue reading

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