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Long-term diversification paths and energy transitions in Europe

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  • Rubio-Varas, Mar
  • Muñoz-Delgado, Beatriz

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•The concentration of the energy mixes of eight European countries is measured.•Latecomers historically enjoyed lower levels of concentration in their energy mixes.•Early comers followed an inverted-U path of concentration, latecomers a U-path.•A “time effect” and “size effect” explains the different patterns.•Small energy consuming countries will be able to do faster transitions.

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  • Rubio-Varas, Mar & Muñoz-Delgado, Beatriz, 2019. "Long-term diversification paths and energy transitions in Europe," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 163(C), pages 158-168.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:163:y:2019:i:c:p:158-168
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.04.025
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