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The economy-wide rebound effect from improved energy efficiency in Swedish industries–A general equilibrium analysis
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE).
2015 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, Vol. 83, 26-37 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The objective of this paper is to analyse the rebound effect from increased efficiency in industrial energy use in Sweden. Energy efficiency improvements can have significant micro- and macroeconomic effects that hamper the positive effect on real energy savings. To assess the size of the overall rebound effect in the Swedish economy, we apply a computable general equilibrium model. The results show that the economy-wide rebound effect depends on a number of factors, e.g. the extent of the energy efficiency improvement, how the labour market is modelled as well as whether the increase in energy efficiency is combined with a cost or not. We find that the rebound effect following a five per cent increase in energy efficiency in the Swedish industry lies in the 40-70 per cent range. When energy efficiency is only improved in energy-intensive production, the rebound effect becomes even higher. These findings are in line with the results in the literature.

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2015. Vol. 83, 26-37 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106552DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.026ISI: 000356556300003OAI: diva2:842505
Available from: 2015-07-20 Created: 2015-07-20 Last updated: 2015-07-20Bibliographically approved

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