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Título alternativo: The role of renewable energy sources as a compensating factor of CO2 emissions in Spain
Author: Cansino Muñoz-Repiso, José Manuel
Sánchez Braza, Antonio
Rodríguez Arévalo, María Luisa
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Análisis Económico y Economía Política
Date: 2015
Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 48, 749-759.
Document type: Article
Abstract: An extended version of the IPAT model and the ‘Kaya identity’ is used to assess the contribution of drivers of CO2 emissions for the 1995–2009 period. The paper carries out a multisector analysis based on the Log-Mean Divisia Index Method (LMDI I). The decomposition factors used are the Carbon Intensity factor (CI), the Energy Intensity factor (EI), the structural composition of Spain׳s economy (Economy Structure, ES), the Economic Activity factor (EA) and Population (P), respectively. Data came from the World Input–Output Database (WIOD) and determined the period under consideration. The paper focuses on the 35 productive sectors included in the WIOD. Major findings show that RES acted in detriment to the drivers of CO2 emissions. This may be stated for the last few years under consideration. The positive trend for the share of RES in Spain׳s energy matrix, together with the negative tendency in the use of fossil fuels, leads us to be optimistic.
Cite: Cansino Muñoz-Repiso, J.M., Sánchez Braza, A. y Rodríguez Arévalo, M.L. (2015). Driving forces of Spain's CO2 emissions: a LMDI decomposition approach. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 48, 749-759.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/42606

DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.011

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