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Reference Search Results You searched for Jevons

Alcott, Blake. 2005. "Jevons’ Paradox." Ecological Economics 54:9-21. [PDF]

Dardozzi, Jeff. 2008. "The spector of Jevon’s Paradox." Stanford University Press, Stanford. [PDF]

Foster, John Bellamy, Brett Clark, and Richard York. 2010. "Capitalism and the curse of energy efficiency." Monthly Review 62(6): 1-12. [related video]

Garrett, T.J. 2012. "No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change." Earth System Dynamics 3:1-17. [PDF] [excerpt on Jevons’ Paradox

Giampietro, Mario, and Kozo Mayumi. 2006. "Efficiency, Jevons’ paradox and the evolution of complex adaptive systems." Economic Development, Climate Change and the Environment  203-223. [PDF] [related article] [related video]

Gomez, Carlos Mario and Carlos Gutierrez. 2011. "Enhancing Irrigation Efficiency but Increasing Water Use: The Jevons' Paradox." EAAE 2011 Congress Change and Uncertainty Challenges. [PDF]

Lovins, Amory B. 2011. "Re: The Efficiency Dilemma. A letter in response to David Owen's article (December 20 & 27, 2010)." The New Yorker 17 January. [Owen's aricle (PDF)]

Owen, David. 2010. "Annals of Environmentalism: The Efficiency Dilemma. If our machines use less energy, will we just use them more? The New Yorker 20 December. [PDF]  [response by Amory Lovins in The New Yorker]

Polimeni, John, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, and Blake Alcott. 2007. The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements. Earthscan, London. [Foreword by Joseph Tainter (PDF)] [reviews in Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy with response by Polimeni]

Rees, William E. 2010b. "What’s Blocking Sustainability? Human Nature, Cognition, and Denial." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 6(2):13-25. 

Saunders, Harry. 2011. "Six Misconceptions about Rebound and Backfire." (in energy efficiency) The Breakthrough Institute (Blog) 24 January.

York, R. 2006. "Ecological Paradoxes: William Stanley Jevons and the Paperless Office." Human Ecology Review 13:143-147. [PDF] [related video]

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