Increasing Energy Efficiency Causing us to Consume More?

“Increasing efficiency is often the cheapest and easiest way to cut electricity and water consumption, but some lawmakers expressed concerns that stricter rules may backfire and undermine progress toward curbing emissions.”

Turns out that while there is some rebound (where individuals consume more energy because they know it is more efficient) the effects are minimal.

Full article:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-bad-is-the-rebound-from-energy-efficiency-efforts

Do you consume more when you think that you are consuming energy more efficiently? Leave a comment!

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