Empirical evidence of direct rebound effect in Indian two-wheeler sector

Gopinatha Menon, B 2017, 'Empirical evidence of direct rebound effect in Indian two-wheeler sector' , Energy Efficiency , pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

The transport sector is the main contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions in India. The rise in atmospheric pollution due to greenhouse gases has triggered the energy efficiency improvement policy in the Indian automotive sector. The extent of success of the energy efficiency improvement policy in any sector is substantially influenced by the phenomenon of “rebound effect”. The present study is aimed at seeking for the existence of direct rebound effect and its stability over time in two-wheeler transport sector in India using aggregate time series data. The study found out the presence of this effect in the two-wheeler sector, and it experiences a partial rebound of 25.5%. The direct rebound effect was found to be declining over time which is in line with the Greene (Energy Policy, 41, 14–28, 2012) and Small and Van Dender ( Energy Journal, 28(1), 25–51, 2007) models. The rebound effect existence in the two-wheeler sector should be considered during the development and implementation of energy efficiency related policies in the Indian transport sector in order to reap the maximum benefits out of these policies in the future.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Energy Efficiency
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1570-646X
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Depositing User: B Gopinatha Menon
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 08:51
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 15:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42437

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