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Energy Efficiency Gets Empirical on its Enemy

May 30, 2011

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Energy efficiency has an enemy – and they’re called the Rebounders. Many opponents of energy efficiency and conservation efforts around the country are touting the evils of the “energy rebound effect”. The energy rebound effect theory claims that as the population adopts more energy efficient practices and utilizes more efficient equipment, the cost savings they […]

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Economists Don’t Pay Their Utility Bills

March 8, 2011

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The New York Times recently featured an article titled “How Energy Efficiency Sullies the Environment” and upon reading the headline in my Google Reader, I nearly scoffed aloud with disgust. I dove head first into the article, anxious to read what this cockamamie claim was all about. Pointing out that current energy efficiency standards (I’m […]

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