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Modelling the Global Diffusion of Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technology

  • David Stern


    (ANU Climate Change Institute, The Australian National University, Australia)

The aim of this study is to measure and understand the long-term factors behind trends in energy and carbon intensity in different economies. It also looks at how improvements in energy efficiency are spread to countries around the world. Of particular interest is the rate at which efficiency improvements spread from developed to developing countries and what affects this diffusion. Countries that are considered are Australia, major European economies, USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, and India. Key Words: Energy efficiency, carbon emissions, environmental Kuznets curve, economic growth

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Paper provided by Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports with number 0920.

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Date of creation: Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:een:eenhrr:0920
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  1. Westerlund, Joakim & Basher, Syed A., 2007. "Testing for Convergence in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Using a Century of Panel Data," MPRA Paper 3262, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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