Rebound Effect on Energy Efficiency and LCA of transport systems

This research addresses the Rebound Effect two folds: empirically, by evaluating the impact of the phenomenon on the Italian energy strategy; theoretically, by enhancing the understanding on a new theoretical basis. The concept of  rebound effect includes a set of mechanisms following an improvement of efficiency that reduces the cost of the energy service, and ultimately leads the consumption to rise and totally or partially compensate the reduction achieved by the energy efficiency improvement. This project aims at addressing the theoretical framework engulfing the rebound effect, gathering insights from different scientific viewpoints, from economics, network theory and thermodynamics using as study case the road freight transport system in EU.


Researchers involved

Franco Ruzzenenti - PostDoc