Exergy Economics

Exergy Economics is an emerging field that has the potential to throw new light on the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption.

Energy Efficiency may lead to increased energy consumption in China

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 Economics Workshop 2016

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 …

group photo of workshop participants
Past Event

Exergy Economics Workshop 2016

13 July, 2016 12:00 pm - 15 July, 2016 12:00 pm
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

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 …

Limits to growth or opportunities for prosperity?

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 …