Category Archives: rebound effect

Good and bad growth?

Recent discussions in Manchester have led to interest in a possible distinction between good and bad growth. We recently clarified our thinking on the nature of growth and post-growth as follows: “…we know that the economy is too big – … Continue reading

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Steady State Manchester, comments on the refresh of Manchester’s Climate Change Action Plan

Comments on Manchester – A Certain Future; Refresh 2013 see pdf version with references  Analysis 1)  There is a great deal to agree with in many of the specific actions, and the review of progress seems honest. Our comments therefore … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council and Steady State Economics

Here is the critique of the June 2012 economic scrutiny committee report on Steady State.  We circulated this critique prior to the meeting.  It also contains a briefing (with lots of links and references) on A Steady State Manchester Economy … Continue reading

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The rebound effect

The denialism of progressive environmentalists, – article by Bill Blackwater. (re-posted from GreenDealManchester) This is very relevant to this project.  It examines in some technical but readable detail the nature of the rebound (or Jevons) effect, which means that even … Continue reading

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