Changes in energy efficiency in Australia: A decomposition of aggregate energy intensity using logarithmic mean Divisia approach

Shahiduzzaman, Muhammad & Alam, Khorshed (2013) Changes in energy efficiency in Australia: A decomposition of aggregate energy intensity using logarithmic mean Divisia approach. Energy Policy, 56, pp. 341-351.

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Abstract

This paper provides an empirical estimation of energy efficiency and other proximate factors that explain energy intensity in Australia for the period 1978-2009. The analysis is performed by decomposing the changes in energy intensity by means of energy efficiency, fuel mix and structural changes using sectoral and sub-sectoral levels of data. The results show that the driving forces behind the decrease in energy intensity in Australia are efficiency effect and sectoral composition effect, where the former is found to be more prominent than the latter. Moreover, the favourable impact of the composition effect has slowed consistently in recent years. A perfect positive association characterizes the relationship between energy intensity and carbon intensity in Australia. The decomposition results indicate that Australia needs to improve energy efficiency further to reduce energy intensity and carbon emissions. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

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ID Code: 93098
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Energy Intensity, Index Decomposition Analysis
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.12.069
ISSN: 0301-4215
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 03:26
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 06:27

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