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Rebound effects have been the subject of intense debate in the field of energy efficiency policy for many years. In the past, the focus of this debate has been on the perceived loss of the expected energy savings and related benefits resulting from the rebound effects. However, more recently, there has been a growing recognition that policymakers need to consider the health, economic and other non-energy benefits that often result from the increase in energy services represented by user “rebound effects”. This Policy Brief, prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presents an overview of the rebound effect phenomenon.
A new report developed in collaboration with the SEAD Initiative, the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) outlines the historic achievements of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.
This paper uses LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)’s BUENAS (Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System) model to forecast demand reductions from energy efficiency in a major developing country – Indonesia. The resulting analysis finds that peak load may increase 3 times in Indonesia over the next 20 years in the business-as-usual case, primarily driven by space cooling with an important component from lighting and refrigerators. Applying BUENAS efficiency scenarios of cost-effective potential and best available technology indicates a potential peak load reduction of 13% and 37% in 2030, respectively.
These guidelines from the IEA 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex aim to provide assistance to policymakers who wish to design and to implement a strategy to encourage the greater energy efficiency of electric motors and motor systems in industry in their jurisdiction.