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Ray Galvin (2024) Green New Deal. In Christine Overdevest (ed.) Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Sociology, pp.343.349. E.Elgar Collection: Sociology, Social Policy and Education 2024 DOI:

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Central banks and Green New Deals: What role can they play? (Chapter)

Routledge Handbook on the Green New Deal

Galvin Ray (2022) Central banks and Green New Deals: What role can they play? in Kyla Tienhaara and Joanna Robinson (eds.) Routledge Handbook on the Green New Deal. First edition. London: Routledge. eBook ISBN 9781003110880. DOI:

Inequality and Energy : How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emiss

Inequality and Energy: How Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in High Income Countries Affect CO2 Emissions and Access to Energy

Edited by Ray Galvin
Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc (2019)

Extreme economic inequality has increased within developed countries over the past three decades. The effects of inequality are now seen increasingly in health, housing affordability, crime and social cohesion. There are signs it may even threaten democracy. Researchers are also exploring its effects on energy consumption. One of their key findings is that less privileged groups have lost consistent access to basic energy services like warm homes and affordable transport, leading to huge disparities of climate damaging emissions between rich and poor.

The Rebound Effect in Home Heating

The Rebound Effect in Domestic Heating: A guide for policymakers and practioners

Ray Galvin

London: Earthscan/Taylor and Francis (2015)

This report describes how the rebound effect can cause energy savings and carbon emission reductions to be significantly less than expected. It shows how the rebound effect can be rigorously applied to thermal retrofits and national consumption data to give logically consistent rebound effect results that can be coherently compared with those of other sectors, and allow policymakers to have more confidence in the predictions about potential energy savings.

Turning down the heat

A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy: Turning Down the Heat

Ray Galvin, Minna Sunikka-Blank
Springer London (2013)

A Critical Appraisal of Germany's Thermal Retrofit Policy examines this policy in context and assesses its effectiveness. It finds that technical constraints and the costs of retrofitting reduce the rate of progress, while planning underestimates the influence of user behavior in the form of rebound and prebound effects. A key finding is that savings can be maximized within a policy that understands the actual behavior and motivation of households, the area where most energy savings are already taking place.The book suggests a new policy paradigm that would encourage a better balance of partial and comprehensive retrofits, utilizing household behavior changes based on a better understanding of fuel saving motivation and fuel price elasticity.

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A Nuclear-Free New Zealand... Now!

Ray Galvin
New Zealand Belmont Publishing (1984)

A Practical Book For New Zealand Peacemakers.

Fibonacci's Cows

Fibonacci's Cows

Ray Galvin
Shortland (2001)

Ryan is challenged by his teacher to make a mathematical connection, and through his dreams (short chapters) he explores the Fibonacci sequence and the other discoveries of the famous mathematician. He also discovers the relations between the sequence and geometry and measurement.
At the back of the book there are biographical notes for students about Fibonacci and notes about the “Golden” number and a glossary of terms.

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