Drivers of and rebound effect embedded in stationary and mobile private energy use

Project details

Drivers of and rebound effect embedded in stationary and mobile private energy use
Environmental impacts
Funding: National (Norway)
Duration: 01/14 - 12/18
Transport Themes: Environmental impacts (key theme).
Passenger transport, Freight transport, Air transport, Rail transport, Road transport, Urban transport, Water transport (sea & inland), Multimodal transport
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Objectives: 

The aim of this project is to investigate the stationary and mobile energy use of Norway for the last 20 years; that is the composition of energy use, the sum figures of the split between direct and indirect energy use, the drivers of energy use and the rebound effects embedded in policies aimed at reducing stationary and mobile energy use. These insights will be used to produce different scenarios for future energy use taking into account an overall aim to reduce accompanied GHG emissions by 50% within 2050. A user group of representatives from NVE and Miljødirektoratet will be included in the scenario-making part of the project.

The project will begin by studying the following subsystems:

  • Mobile energy use of freight transportation within and through Norway
  • Stationary energy from Norwegian households.  Further studies will be finalized during the project period.
Funding Source(s): 
Research Council of Norway
Key Results: 

Energy and emissions data on http://transport.vestforsk.no/ is updated. We have calculated changes in energy use and emissions of CO2 equivalents as a result of "Dieselgate", i.e. revelations that automakers have cheated with emission data. Also results from new studies that show significant underreporting of vehicles' actual consumption, are taken into account. This applies to both diesel and gasoline powered cars and electric hybrid varieties of these.

Contact Name: 
Otto Andersen
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Organisation: 
Stiftinga Vestlandsforsking (VESTFORSK) / Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI)