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Título: The rebound effect on road freight transport: empirical evidence from Portugal
Autor: Matos, Fernando J. F.
Silva, Francisco
Palavras-chave: Energy Efficiency
Freight Transport
Rebound Effect
Data: Mai-2011
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Matos, Fernando J.F.; Silva, Francisco (2011). "The rebound effect on road freight transport: empirical evidence from Portugal", «Energy Policy», 39(5), 2833-2841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.056.
Resumo: Because a large proportion of total operating costs for transportation companies goes towards energy, a reduction in energy operating costs, brought about by an increase in fleet fuel efficiency, or an increase in operational efficiency, results in a change in the relative cost of road freight transportation. This fact could result in an increase in the demand for such services. If this is true, the result would be an increase in total fuel consumption. Consequently, that part of the energy savings obtained through the increased energy efficiency would be lost. The existence of a ‘‘Rebound Effect’’ is especially impor- tant in the road freight transportation sector and is crucial for the definition of a national energy policy. In this study, data from the road freight transportation sector in Portugal for the years of 1987 through 2006 was analyzed. It was determined that an increase in energy efficiency did not cause a backfire, but did cause a total direct rebound effect of 24.1%. In addition, fleet operators were more inclined to adopt operational efficiencies than technological fuel efficiencies as a means of increasing the total operational efficiency.
Descrição: Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/2284
ISSN: 0301-4215 (Print)
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.056
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