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Carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption and economic growth: A comparative empirical study of selected developed and developing countries. “The role of exergy”

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Arango-Miranda, Raul, Hausler, Robert, Romero-Lopez, Rabindranarth, Glaus, Mathias et Ibarra-Zavaleta, Sara P.. 2018. « Carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption and economic growth: A comparative empirical study of selected developed and developing countries. “The role of exergy” ». Energies, vol. 11, nº 10.
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Abstract

Diverse factors may have an impact in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions; thus, three main contributors, energy consumption, gross domestic product (GDP) and an exergy indicator are examined in this work. This study explores the relationship between economic growth and energy consumption by means of the hypothesis postulated for the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC). Panel data for ten countries, from 1971 to 2014 have been studied. Despite a wide gamma of research on the EKC, the role of an exergy variable has not been tested to find the EKC; for this reason, exergy analysis is proposed. Exergy analyses were performed to propose an exergetic indicator as a control variable and a comparative empirical study is developed to study a multivariable framework with the aim to detect correlations between them. High correlation between CO2, GDP, energy consumption, energy intensity and trade openness are observed, on the other hand not statistically significant values for trade openness and energy intensity. The results do not support the EKC hypothesis, however exergy intensity opens the door for future research once it proves to be a useful control variable. Exergy provides opportunities to analyze and implement energy and environmental policies in these countries, with the possibility to link exergy efficiencies and the use of renewables.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
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Hausler, Robert
Glaus, Mathias
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 20:24
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 13:36
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/17688

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