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Abstract

Improving the energy efficiency of passenger cars makes it cheaper to drive, allowing motorists to take to the roads more frequently. This additional driving, which offsets some of the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, is known as the rebound effect and is perceived negatively. This paper undertakes a cost-benefit analysis of the rebound effect following an energy efficiency improvement in passenger cars for 100 countries.

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Anwar Gasim

Research Fellow Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC, which he joined in 2012. His research largely focuses on energy demand, energy… Anwar is a Research Fellow at KAPSARC, which he joined in 2012. His research largely focuses on energy demand, energy prices and subsidies, and energy efficiency. He leads a project on modelling final energy demand in Saudi Arabia and understanding the impacts of policies such as energy price reform. He has also led research on energy productivity and the embodied energy in international trade. Anwar holds a BEng in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Liverpool and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from KAUST.

Expertise

  • Energy Demand
  • Energy Efficiency
  • The Rebound Effect
  • Energy Subsidies and Welfare and Energy Price Reform

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Ziyad Alfawzan

Ziyad Alfawzan

Senior Research Analyst Ziyad is a Senior Research Analyst at KAPSARC focusing on energy demand modeling. He has also worked on developing a… Ziyad is a Senior Research Analyst at KAPSARC focusing on energy demand modeling. He has also worked on developing a macroeconometric model of Saudi Arabia. He is currently on sabbatical to undertake an M.Sc. in operations research.

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