Lessons learned from recent CGE analyses of energy efficiency improvements: rebound and backfire effects

G. Allan, M. Gilmartin, P.G. McGregor, J.K. Swales, K. Turner, D. M. Bergmann (Editor)

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Energy efficiency is increased when an energy conversion device, such as a steam turbine, undergoes a technical change that enable it to produce more heat or electricity from the same amount of fuel. This contrasts with energy conservation and energy curtailment. The cumulative effect of energy efficiency can be enormous and significant in a country like the United States which uses so much more energy than it produces. This book brings together important research and analyses which put this critical issue in perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Efficiency Research Advances
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages249
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • energy efficiency
  • energy conversion
  • energy conservation

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