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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)
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)
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