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UKERC Review of Evidence for the Rebound Effect: Technical Report 5: Energy, productivity and economic growth studies


Citation Sorrell, S and Dimitropoulos J. UKERC Review of Evidence for the Rebound Effect: Technical Report 5: Energy, productivity and economic growth studies. UKERC. 2007.
Author(s) Sorrell, S and Dimitropoulos J.
Publisher UKERC
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UKERC Report Number UKERC/WP/TPA/2007/013
Abstract

One interpretation of the so-called ‘Khazzoom-Brookes postulate’ is that all costeffective energy efficiency improvements will increase energy consumption above where it would be without those improvements. This is a counterintuitive claim for many people and requires strong supporting evidence if it is to gain widespread acceptance. The main conclusion from this review is that such evidence does not exist.