ACEEE released a white paper entitled The Rebound Effect: Large or Small? The paper is written in a "question and answer" format designed to summarize what we know, what we do not, and---given what we know---how large the rebound effect is likely to be.
Standards in the News
Efficiency standards have a long record as a commonsense way to save money for consumers and provide important societal benefits at the same time. Source: ACEEE blog
DOE press release
Secretary Chu on appliance standards at international meeting: "The participating governments have already implemented more than 60 appliance standards that have saved 600 Twh or equivalent to 200 mid-sized power stations." Article by James Murray, businessGreen
News from the NRDC blog
First-in-the-Nation Rules Will Save Consumers Over $300 Million Annually