Day: May 23, 2019

The Rebound Effect

The Rebound Effect

The Rebound Effect

05/23/19

“How can energy efficiency measures backfire?”

Energy efficiency measures are touted as one of the most effective means of combating climate change. However, since they also make using electricity cheaper, people will be less disincentivized to use less of it, and therefore consume more energy, driving GHG emissions higher. This Rebound Effect has dangerous implications for policy makers looking to combat climate change.