Indirect rebound involving embodied energy use in re-spending decisions: how do we treat negative multiplier effects in energy supply chains?

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A growing area of research into rebound effects from increased energy efficiency involves application of demand-driven input-output models to consider indirect rebound associated with re-spending decisions by households with reduced energy spending requirements. However, there is often a lack of clarity in applied studies as to how indirect rebound effects involving energy use embodied in supply chains have been calculated. We focus on a theoretical debate regarding the treatment of reduced energy requirements by energy producers and their up-stream supply chains as energy spending decreases with improved efficiency. We show that both the magnitude and direction of embodied energy rebound effects are highly sensitive to what is assumed to be part of potential energy savings, which we argue should be considered in terms of energy savings anticipated by decision makers. We also extend on the focus of most studies of rebound via embodied energy impacts to consider impacts on energy use and CO2 emission embedded in international supply chains and consider how these are reflected in alternative definitions of rebound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy: Expectations and Uncertainty
Subtitle of host publication39th IAEE International Conference, Bergen, Norway, June 19 - 22, 2016
Place of PublicationCleveland, Ohio
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2016
EventInternational Association for Energy Economics Internationa Conference Bergen 2016 - Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Duration: 19 Jun 201622 Jun 2016
https://www.iaee.org/en/conferences/2016-bergen.aspx

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Energy Economics Internationa Conference Bergen 2016
CountryNorway
CityBergen
Period19/06/1622/06/16
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Keywords

  • energy policy
  • household energy
  • energy requirements

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    Carbon 'hot-spots' in global supply chains: an inter-regional input-output analysis

    Katris, A., Turner, K. & Simpson, I., 5 Jun 2017, p. 1-57. 57 p.

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    Using multipliers to study rebound effects

    Antonios Katris (Speaker), Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi (Speaker)
    3 May 2016

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    Turner, K., & Katris, A. (2016). Indirect rebound involving embodied energy use in re-spending decisions: how do we treat negative multiplier effects in energy supply chains? In Energy: Expectations and Uncertainty: 39th IAEE International Conference, Bergen, Norway, June 19 - 22, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio.