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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements - Polimeni, John M., and Mayumi, Kozo
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The Jevons Paradox , which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil fuels, but other resource use scenarios. For example, doubling the efficiency of food production per hectare over the last 50 years (due to the Green Revolution) did not solve the problem of hunger. The increase in efficiency ...

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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements 2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138866959

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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements 2007, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781844074624

Hardcover