Air traffic energy efficiency differs from place to place: New results from a macro-level approach
AbstractThis article analyses energy efficiency coefficients and their evolution in the air transport sector. The proposed ‘macro-level’ methodology allows obtaining energy efficiency coefficients and their growth rates (corresponding to the evolution of energy gains) from 1983 to 2006 for eight distinct geographical regions and at the world level. During the whole period, energy efficiency improvements have been equal to 2.88% per year at the world level, with strong differences between regions. Moreover, our results indicate that domestic air travels are less energy efficient (i.e. more carbon intensive) than international air travels. This result applies in all regions.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by CEPII research center in its journal International Economics/Economie Internationale.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 126-127 ()
Air Transport; Technological Innovation; Energy Efficiency; Carbon Intensity; Macro-Level Methodology;
Other versions of this item:
- Benoit Cheze & Pascal Gastineau & Julien Chevallier, 2012. "Air traffic energy efficiency differs from place to place: new results from a macro-level approach," Working Papers 1205, Chaire Economie du Climat.
- L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
- Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
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