Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
Electrification and energy productivity
(), Astrid Kander
() and Lennart Schön
Abstract: Efficiency in energy use is crucial for sustainable
development. We use cointegration analyses to investigate the effect of
electricity on energy productivity in Swedish industry 1930-1990.
Electricity augmented energy productivity in those industrial branches that
used electricity for multiple purposes. This productivity effect goes
beyond “book-keeping effects”, i. e. it is not only the result of
electricity being produced in one sector (taking the energy transformation
losses) and consumed in another (receiving the benefits).
Keywords: Energy; electricity; sustainable development; productivity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O30; (follow links to similar papers)
26 pages, December 1, 2008
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