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National exergy efficiency analysis relates the quality of primary energy inputs to an economy with end useful work in sectoral energy uses such as transport, heat and electrical devices. This approach has been used by a range of authors to explore insights to macroscale energy systems and linkages with economic growth. However, these analyses use a variety(More)
in 2008 to advance public and private action on climate change through innovative, rigorous research. The Centre is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. Its second phase started in 2013 and there are five integrated research themes: 1. Understanding green growth and climate-compatible development 2. Advancing climate finance and investment(More)
We complete the first time series exergy and useful work study of China (1971–2010). Novel exergy approach to understand China's past and future energy consumption. China's exergy efficiency rose from 5% to 13%, and is now above US (11%). Decomposition finds this is due to structural change not technical leapfrogging. Results suggests current models may(More)
150 years ago, Stanley Jevons introduced the concept of energy rebound: that anticipated energy efficiency savings may be " taken back " by behavioural responses. This is an important issue today because, if energy rebound is significant, this would hamper the effectiveness of energy efficiency policies aimed at reducing energy use and associated carbon(More)
Concerns have been raised that declining energy return on energy investment (EROI) from fossil fuels, and low levels of EROI for alternative energy sources, could constrain the ability of national economies to continue to deliver economic growth and improvements in social wellbeing while undertaking a low-carbon transition. However, in order to test these(More)
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