Technological progress and sustainable development: what about the rebound effect?

@article{Binswanger2001TechnologicalPA,
  title={Technological progress and sustainable development: what about the rebound effect?},
  author={M. Binswanger},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={119-132}
}
Abstract Sustainability concepts that rest on the idea of resource- or energy-efficiency improvements due to technological progress tend to overestimate the potential saving effects because they frequently ignore the behavioral responses evoked by technological improvements. Efficiency improvements also affect the demand for resources and energy, and often an increase in efficiency by 1% will cause a reduction in resource use that is far below 1% or, sometimes, it can even cause an increase in… Expand

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