Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146009
Authors: 
Achtnicht, Martin
Koesler, Simon
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 94 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 7 [Pages:] 515-519
Abstract: 
Eine verbesserte Energieeffizienz wird häufig als sinnvoller Weg erachtet, um weniger Treibhausgase zu produzieren und Ressourcen zu schonen. Dabei wird jedoch oft unberücksichtigt gelassen, dass gerade durch die Erhöhung der Energieeffizienz Anreize geschaffen werden, mehr Energie zu nutzen. Dieser "Rebound-Effekt" sollte bei allen Maßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz in die Berechnungen einbezogen werden.
Abstract (Translated): 
Energy efficiency improvements are generally seen as the royal road to sustainability and energy security. The underlying idea is simple: if the same amount of output can be produced with fewer inputs, this saves resources and alleviates environmental issues. But this logic fails to recognise basic economic principles. Efficiency improvement may eventually stimulate energy consumption. This so-called rebound effect limits the effectiveness of policies inducing energy efficiency by means of standards. Policy makers should acknowledge this and take rebound into account when designing climate and energy policy.
JEL: 
D01
Q01
Q58
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Document Type: 
Article

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