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If Someone Replaced Your Car with a Prius, Would You Drive More?

Most of us drive cars that are less fuel efficient than a Prius, but this is likely to change over the next decade as the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are phased in. Regulators project that these new … Continue reading

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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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