New Podcast episode – “An electrifying guide to the ecological economics of energy” with Sophus zu Ermgassen and Paul Brockway

⚡️An electrifying new Economics for Rebels episode is out on the ecological economics of energy with host Sophus zu Ermgassen and Paul Brockway. ⚡️

Tune in to hear Paul ad Sophus discuss:

  • The role of energy in production.
  • Rebound effects.
  • Exergy and applying laws of thermodynamics to the economy.
  • How well IPCC decarbonisation scenarios account for energy rebound effects.
  • What it means if they’re wrong.
  • What it means if energy efficiency improvements are actually a driver of economic growth & increased energy use- how does this change what solutions work?
  • What does exergy-accounting tell us about the feasibility of a circular economy?

All this and more in this week’s brilliant episode! Official podcast description below:

“A key focus of ecological economics is studying the role of energy in the economy. What role does energy play in economic production? What happens when the economy becomes more energy efficient? What fundamental relationships do the IPCC decarbonisation models get wrong, that leads to radically different visions for how to decarbonise our economies? Join us with Dr Paul Brockway who has spent much of the last decade thinking about the decarbonisation of energy systems for a guide through what ecological economists need to know about energy.”

Edited by Aidan Knox.