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Main Title: The effect of industry delocalization on global energy use: A global sectoral perspective
Author(s): Forin, Silvia
Radebach, Alexander
Steckel, Jan Christoph
Ward, Hauke
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-6871
Abstract: Sectoral production technologies differ largely across countries, so do sectoral energy intensities. Hence, shifts in production locations within global sectors, possibly caused by environmental regulations, are likely to have an impact on aggregated energy usage and emissions. Applying a Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index decomposition we decompose changes of sectoral energy use from 2001–2011 into three effects: (sectoral) value added, energy efficiency and delocalization, which in this paper is conceived as a structural effect within sectors, between regions. Our results show that although economic activity and technological progress dominate global energy use developments, for most sectors a delocalization towards less efficient production places is ongoing. It contributes to annual increases in energy use in the range of 1–6%. Especially, manufacturing sectors, which are among the most energy consuming sectors, reveal significant increases in energy usage due to delocalization since 2004. This development is accompanied by declining energy intensity improvement rates, indicating that delocalization induces second order effects.
Issue Date: 2018
Date Available: 11-Feb-2019
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): energy use
index decomposition analysis
input-output data
roduction technology
Sponsor/Funder: BMBF, 01LS1610B, Klimapolitische Maßnahmen und Transformationspfade zur Begrenzung der globalen Erwärmung auf 1.5°C (PEP1p5)
DFG, SFB 1026, Sustainable Manufacturing - Globale Wertschöpfung nachhaltig gestalten
Journal Title: Energy Economics
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 70
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2017.12.031
Page Start: 233
Page End: 243
ISSN: 0140-9883
Appears in Collections:FG Ökonomie des Klimawandels » Publications

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