A new paper by researchers studying Exergy Economics discusses the benefits of so-called ‘societal exergy accounting’.
Making the case for supporting broad energy efficiency programmes: Impacts on household incomes and other economic benefits
Imagined people, behaviour and future mobility: Insights from visions of electric vehicles and car clubs in the United Kingdom
Energy efficiency as an instrument of regional development policy? Trading-off the benefits of an economic stimulus and energy rebound effects
Experts, theories, and electric mobility transitions: Toward an integrated conceptual framework for the adoption of electric vehicles
Navigating the “paradox of openness” in energy and transport innovation: Insights from eight corporate clean technology research and development case studies
Exergy Economics is an emerging field that has the potential to throw new light on the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption.
A ‘Carbon Saving Multiplier’ as an alternative to rebound in considering reduced energy supply chain requirements from energy efficiency?
What assumptions are made about the future uptake and use of electric vehicles and car sharing clubs in the UK? Implications for future energy demand and a transition to sustainable transport are identified by this project.
This project investigates the impact of energy efficiency improvements throughout the UK economy and along international supply chains, as well as using sophisticated multi-sector macroeconomic models to capture a much wider range of economic effects. This new project on economy-wide rebound effects significantly extends CIED’s work and is led by the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde.
While the fuel efficiency of passenger and freight transport has improved, it may have unintentionally increased the number of cars on the road or encouraged the development of larger, more powerful vehicles. What is the nature and magnitude of these rebound effects and their policy implications?
A workshop on automation and the freight industry held on 20 March concluded that automation could radically change the future of freight transport.
Evidence by researchers at the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand has been cited in a new House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report.
CIED-affiliated project on ‘Energy saving innovations and economy-wide rebound effects’ held its final dissemination event in London on 2nd February.
A new paper by researchers aligned to CIED proposes an approach to understanding climate change impacts of energy use by focusing on carbon emissions.
Making the case for supporting broad energy efficiency programmes : impacts on household incomes and other economic benefits
Energy Rebound as a Potential Threat to a Low-Carbon Future: Findings from a New Exergy-Based National-Level Rebound Approach
Improvements in China’s energy efficiency may be associated with increased energy consumption, a new study has found. The study used an exergy-based approach to estimate the rebound effect at the national level. The analysis showed that in China, improvements in energy efficiency may be associated with increased levels of energy consumption overall – so-called “backfire”. …
Exergy Accounting: A Quantitative Comparison of Methods and Implications for Energy-Economy Analysis
Dr Mari Martiskainen and Dr Jan Rosenow were invited speakers at a Green Lib Dems event on ‘How should we protect the environment outside the EU?’ that took place in Brighton on 17 September. The other invited speakers were Baroness Parminter (LibDem Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs) and Sir Graham Watson (former LibDem MEP). …
Over 40 economists, engineers and social scientists converged last week on the sunny University of Sussex campus for the second International Exergy Economics Workshop. Organised by the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED) and the Centre on Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP), the workshop was a chance for researchers to come together to …
A new book analysing energy and environmental law and policy features contributions by two Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand researchers.
CIED together with Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIE-MAP) hosted the second International Exergy Economics Workshop on 13-15 July at the University of Sussex. Building on the first such workshop at the University of Leeds in 2014, the event brought together stakeholders and researchers in the field, with the aim to establish the …
Last week, in a hot and crowded room deep within the Houses of Parliament, myself and fellow researchers from The Sussex Energy Group (SEG) and The Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand attended the launch event of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Limits to Growth. The APPG, chaired by Green MP Caroline Lucas and …
So what if there were a larger and more sustained energy efficiency effort across the economy, what would be the impact
So which households can benefit from energy efficiency and is there an argument to fund from the public purse?
Indirect Rebound Involving Embodied Energy Use Re-spending Decisions : How Do We Treat Negative Multiplier Effects in Energy Supply Chains?
AFTER Storm Imogen, is it not time more people faced up to the reality that man-made climate change is causing huge changes to weather patterns which are affecting us? One storm does not equal climate change, neither does one hot summer. The point is that unusual weather events are becoming more frequent – THAT’S climate …
Our latest EPSRC-funded research carried out in CIED (and led by SPRU, Sussex) has something new to say about the testing of statistical models. Available now in the journal Energy Economics and authored by Lee Stapleton, Steve Sorrell and Tim Schwanen, you can access the paper here The paper estimates the so-called ‘direct rebound effect’ associated …
CIED project partners at the Centre for Energy Policy (CEP) at University of Strathclyde together with Climate XChange recently held an event ‘How Scotland could make the most of its energy efficiency policies’. Hosted by the Scottish Government, the event presented insights from recent CEP research, including work on household energy efficiency and rebound effects. …
On Monday 20th April, the International Energy Agency convened a workshop at its headquarters in Paris to discuss the state-of-the-art in evaluating the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. This workshop was attended by around 50 people: evaluators, policy makers and academics from over a dozen countries. The Sussex Energy Group was represented by Lee Stapleton. …