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Empirical evidence of direct rebound effect in Catalonia

  • Freire González, Jaume

This paper reviews the empirical literature concerning the direct rebound effect in households; it briefly analyzes the main theoretical and methodological aspects, and finally estimates the magnitude of direct rebound effect for all energy services using electricity in households of Catalonia (Spain) using econometric techniques. The main results show an estimated direct rebound effect of 35% in the short term and 49% in the long term. The existence of a rebound effect reduces the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies.

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Volume (Year): 38 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (May)
Pages: 2309-2314

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