Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study

 

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dc.contributor.author Davis, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Brett
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Alison
dc.contributor.author Durbach, Ian
dc.contributor.author Nyatsanza, Kudakwashe
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-01T09:24:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-01T09:24:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Davis, S., Cohen, B., Hughes, A., Durbach, I., & Nyatsanza, K. (2010). Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future A South African case study. Cape Town, South Africa: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615
dc.description.abstract The rebound effect is a phrase which was originally defined to refer to the extent to which energy efficiency improvements are lost due to subsequent behavioural changes. This report documents almost three years of research work that set out to quantify the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives in South Africa’s residential sector, and to explore ways of mitigating that effect using awareness and education. Society is in an era where energy commodities are characterised by constrained supply, increasing demand, and higher prices, and where the harmful social and environmental externalities resulting from the conversion of primary into useful energy can no longer be ignored. Part of the solution to the sustainable energy provision and consumption challenge has focused on the technology devices used to convert primary and secondary energy to useful energy that can be used for lighting, water heating, space heating and cooling (and a host of other end-uses). Given that all energy demand can ultimately be traced to the energy required for survival, a study of the residential sector is the natural place to begin. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.subject energy efficiency en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-01T08:32:50Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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