Holm2009: Increased ecoefficiency and gross rebound effect

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Holm and Englund have analyzed the impact of increased energy efficiency in the US and six European countries during 1960-2002. They find a large discrepancy between the efficiency gains and actual use of energy and natural resources. In order to reduce a high use of natural resources (which often has negative consequences on ecosystems), consumption has to be adapted to the level of resource usage. Read the whole paper in Ecological Economics.