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A comparative study of Energy Saving Technical Progress in a Vintage Capital Model

  • Agustin, PEREZ-BARAHONA

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

  • Benteng, ZOU

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

We analyzed the hypothesis about the effectiveness of energy saving technologies to reduce the trade-off between economic growth and energy preservation. In a general equilibrium vintage capital model with embodied energy saving technical progress, we show that the success of energy saving technologies is questionable in a scenario of deceasing energy supply. Only constant returns to scale, with constant energy suply, yields long run growth.

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