(), Astrid Kander
() and Lennart Schön
Enflo Kerstin: Department of Economic History, Lund University, Postal: Box 7083, S-220 07 LUND, Sweden
Astrid Kander: CIRCLE, Lund University, Postal: PO Box 117, Sölvegatan 16, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Lennart Schön: CIRCLE and Department of Economic History, Lund University, Postal: CIRCLE, Lund University, PO Box 117, Sölvegatan 16, SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
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).
26 pages, December 1, 2008
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