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North versus South: Energy transition and energy intensity in Europe over 200 years

Gales, Ben; Kander, Astrid LU ; Malanima, Paolo and Rubio, Mar (2007) In European Review of Economic History 11(2). p.219-253
Abstract
The paper examines energy consumption in Sweden, Holland, Italy and Spain over 200 years, including both traditional and modern energy car-riers. The article is based on totally new series of energy consumption in-cluding traditional carriers along with modern sources. Our main purposes are a closer examination of the process of the energy transition in Europe and a revision of the prevailing idea of there being, over the long run, an inverted U-curve in energy intensity. Changes in energy consumption are decomposed into effects from population growth, economic growth and energy intensity. The results on energy intensity challenge previous suggestions of most scholars. An inverted U curve does not exist whenever we include traditional... (More)
The paper examines energy consumption in Sweden, Holland, Italy and Spain over 200 years, including both traditional and modern energy car-riers. The article is based on totally new series of energy consumption in-cluding traditional carriers along with modern sources. Our main purposes are a closer examination of the process of the energy transition in Europe and a revision of the prevailing idea of there being, over the long run, an inverted U-curve in energy intensity. Changes in energy consumption are decomposed into effects from population growth, economic growth and energy intensity. The results on energy intensity challenge previous suggestions of most scholars. An inverted U curve does not exist whenever we include traditional sources of energy in our analysis. (Less)
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decomposition, energy intensity, energy transition, energy consumption, environmental kuznets curve, economic growth
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European Review of Economic History
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11
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2
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219 - 253
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Cambridge University Press
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1474-0044
DOI
10.1017/s1361491607001967
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English
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  abstract     = {The paper examines energy consumption in Sweden, Holland, Italy and Spain over 200 years, including both traditional and modern energy car-riers. The article is based on totally new series of energy consumption in-cluding traditional carriers along with modern sources. Our main purposes are a closer examination of the process of the energy transition in Europe and a revision of the prevailing idea of there being, over the long run, an inverted U-curve in energy intensity. Changes in energy consumption are decomposed into effects from population growth, economic growth and energy intensity. The results on energy intensity challenge previous suggestions of most scholars. An inverted U curve does not exist whenever we include traditional sources of energy in our analysis.},
  author       = {Gales, Ben and Kander, Astrid and Malanima, Paolo and Rubio, Mar},
  issn         = {1474-0044},
  keyword      = {decomposition,energy intensity,energy transition,energy consumption,environmental kuznets curve,economic growth},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {219--253},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {European Review of Economic History},
  title        = {North versus South: Energy transition and energy intensity in Europe over 200 years},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1361491607001967},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2007},
}