Does energy substitution affect carbon dioxide emissions : income relationship?

Tsurumi, Tetsuya & Managi, Shunsuke (2010) Does energy substitution affect carbon dioxide emissions : income relationship? Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 24(4), pp. 540-551.

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Considerable discussion has taken place during the last decade regarding the role of economic growth in determining environmental quality. Using data from 30 OECD countries for the period 1960-2003 and the nonparametric method of generalized additive models, which enables us to use flexible functional forms, this paper examines the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for carbon dioxide (CO2). We find that the reduction of coal share in energy use has a significant effect on CO2. Our results imply that economic growth is not sufficient to decrease CO2 emissions.

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ID Code: 75464
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carbon dioxide; Coal; Economic growth; Environmental Kuznets curve; Use of energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.jjie.2010.01.005
ISSN: 0889-1583
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2014 23:38
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 00:49

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