CO2 emissions and energy technologies in Western Europe

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dc.contributor.author Barrena Santana, J.
dc.contributor.author Marrero, Gustavo
dc.contributor.author Puch, Luis A.
dc.contributor.author Díaz, Antonia
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-08T09:57:27Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-08T09:57:27Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Barrera-Santana, J., Marrero, G. A., Puch, L. A., & Díaz, A. (2021). CO2 emissions and energy technologies in Western Europe. SERIEs.
dc.identifier.issn 1869-4187
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34307
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we investigate the path to the green transition in Europe. In so doing, we implement an empirical model of dynamic panel data on a sample of sixteen Western European countries over the period 1980 to 2019. The model is consistent withvariousfeaturesofneoclassicalgrowththeoryincorporatingenergyuse.Ourfocus is on the short-run determinants of carbon emissions within that set of countries. We provide evidence that the relationship between economic activity and CO2 emissions is strong in economies where economic booms depend on energy-intensive sectors. Also,themitigatingroleofrenewableenergytechnologiesiskeywhenenergyintensity rebounds. These circumstances may constitute a challenge for the climate transition goals targeted in the EU’s Recovery Plan, whose main objective at this very moment is to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
dc.description.sponsorship Wethank Pau Pujolas, Jesús Rodríguez-López and Jesús Ruiz for helpful comments, and seminar participants at ICAE-UCM and Universidad de Cantabria. We also thank two anonymous referees and the editors for multiple suggestions. We acknowledge the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Grant PID2019-107161GB) for financial support.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights ©TheAuthor(s) 2021
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Business cycles
dc.subject.other Co2 emissions
dc.subject.other Energy
dc.subject.other Panel data
dc.title CO2 emissions and energy technologies in Western Europe
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Energías Renovables
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s13209-021-00234-8
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PID2019-107161GB-C31
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 105
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 150
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Series-Journal of the Spanish Economic Association
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 12
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028820
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
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