Does anyone know of any research that is available looking at the energy cost in replacing old functioning appliances with energy efficient new appliances- specifically research that considers the embedded energy in old appliances, plus the running costs, compared to the embedded energy in new appliances, with lower running costs. We are looking at potentially promoting the replacement of inefficient appliances (for example, old fridges and old air-conditioning units) with new ones, but need to be mindful of the environmental cost of such a programme (including the promotion of consumerism that feeds more resource use). Appreciate any leads that List-servers can provide!
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