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The influence of structural change on energy consumption

Elsinga, . J. (2014) The influence of structural change on energy consumption.

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Abstract:Energy is indispensable in human societies. Humans use energy to transform manmade capital and natural capital into goods and services, which represent financial value. For over two centuries cheap fossil fuel energy is used to produce financial capital and to maintain it. Nowadays the world consumes more energy than ever before in human history. About 80% of our energy comes from finite fossil fuels. Structural change is often considered as an excellent measure for delinking economic activity from energy consumption. In this research the influence of the expansion of services on energy consumption has been studied by analysing statistical data for Portugal, France, Austria and Denmark over the period from 1970 to 2009.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science, 83 economics
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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