Light-Duty Vehicle Carbon Emission Standards and the Rebound Effect: Experiences from Australia

Light-Duty Vehicle Carbon Emission Standards and the Rebound Effect: Experiences from Australia

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the proposed Australian light vehicle fuel efficiency standards, and captures the economy-wide economic and environmental impacts of the policy. Its theoretical analysis of the behaviour of the household and the firm, together with the CGE simulations that use results from a detailed engineering fleet model, captures the economy-wide economic and environmental impacts of the policy, which are essential for policymakers in evaluating each policy option. The book investigates the effect of energy efficiency improvement on energy consumption, and answers the question of whether energy efficiency improvement could achieve the goal of reducing energy consumption. Furthermore, this research examines how much energy will be conserved by the proposed Australian light vehicle emissions standards in a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. The importance of understanding the mechanism of the rebound effect on different scopes has implications for both economic theory and climate policy.


Dr Jiayu Wang is an Associate Professor in Tourism Economics at Hainan University, China, having gained a PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on environmental economics, environmental management, and sustainable tourism. In addition, she is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve ecosystems, as well as developing policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainability.

Dr Tiansen Liu is an Associate Professor working at Harbin Engineering University, China, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nanjing University, China. His research interests include energy economics, environmental governance, and climate change policy, and he has published more than 60 articles in these research areas.

Dr Yun Tong received his doctoral degree in Economics from Hubei University, China. He is now a Lecturer at Hainan University, China, and has participated in several National Social Science Fund Projects. He also served as the Assistant to the Director of the Ecotourism Research Base of the China Tourism Academy, and was selected to participate in the “Ten Thousand Talents in Tourism” research project of the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism. His research interests range from ecotourism and green development to tourism planning and development.

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ISBN: 1-5275-8459-3

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8459-4

Release Date: 1st August 2022

Pages: 210

Price: £67.99