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the rebound effect

Steve Sorrell, Senior Fellow, UK Energy Research Centre
Prof Jim Skea, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre
Robert Gross, Head of Technology and Policy Assessment, UK Energy Research Centre

Experts from the UK Energy Research Centre discussed the findings of their comprehensive review of so-called ‘Rebound Effects’, in which energy-saving tactics lead to a false sense of security when it comes to environmentally friendly behaviour, and may end up having the opposite effect.

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