Title: Decoupling economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions: A decomposition analysis of Italian energy consumption
Authors: ANDREONI ValeriaGALMARINI Stefano
Citation: ENERGY vol. 44 no. 1 p. 682-691
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC66943
ISSN: 0360-5442
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544212004045
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.05.024
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: A decomposition analysis is used to investigate the main factors influencing the CO2, the CH4 and the N2O emissions of Italian transport activities for the period 1995-2003. The decomposition method developed by Sun (Sun. J.W., 1998. Accounting for energy use in China, 1980–94. Energy 23, 835–849) has been used to investigate the emission intensity, the energy intensity, the structural changes and the economy activity growth effects for the maritime and the aviation transport sectors. Results indicate that energy intensity and economic growth have been the main determinants of emissions increase.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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