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Un modelo Input-output de la energía para la estimación del efecto rebote indirecto en los hogares
| Publications| 16/04/2011

This research presents a methodology for estimating indirect rebound effect of energy efficiency improvements in households using energy Input-output analysis. Considering that, initially, an improvement of energy efficiency in households produces energy savings, the derived monetary savings are used to increase the consumption of the energy service itself (direct rebound effect) and for the consumption of other goods and services that need energy to be produced (indirect rebound effect). In this context, direct and indirect energy needs, deriving from changes in household consumption patterns can be evaluated using an energy Input-output model in physical terms, thus reducing the energy savings initially expected. The identification of key sectors in energy consumption from Rassmusen coefficients allows observing the magnitude of the rebound effect at best and at worst case scenarios. An application of the model for efficiency improvements in electricity use in households in Catalonia is presented. The construction of the model has been based in Input-output Tables for Catalonia, as well as electricity consumption of the different economic sectors from energy balances.

IV Jornadas Españolas de Análisis Input-Output
Bibliographical reference
Freire González, J. (2011) Un modelo Input-output de la energía para la estimación del efecto rebote indirecto en los hogares, en Cámara, A., Cardenete, M. A., Medina, A., Monrobel, J. R. (Editores) “Sectores estratégicos para un nuevo modelo económico”, IV Jornadas Españolas de Análisis Input-Output, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.