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Green Energy, Genuine Saving Growth, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "A: Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2022) | Viewed by 5898

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Interests: energy economics; energy policy; transportation research; e-mobility; climate change; econometrics methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aiming to make a directed transition from an economy based on fossil fuels to one based on green energy, in 2030, based on the assumptions of sustainability established by the United Nations (e.g. SDGs) and the European Union (e.g. Green Deal), it is fundamental to monitor the behaviour of economies in seeking clean, sustainable growth.

This Special Issue presents a fresh and realistic point of view of the state of art regarding energy economics and regulatory policies and practices by considering the nexus of green energy and genuine saving growth, sustainable development and climate changes. The priorities of energy economics and policy demand care towards the need to ensure efficient demand side management, and to carefully measure the impacts of our present actions on the environment and the genuine saving growth on sustainable development. In order to provide empirical evidence, we recommend the use of econometric models and optimization models, considering time series analysis, cross-section analysis and or panel analysis, in the alignment of the structured thematic works that are presented. This Special Issue is dedicated to the analysis and evaluation of green energy and technical developments that will affect the energy policies of regional and national governments decisions in the near future.

Prof. Dr. Victor Manuel Ferreira Moutinho
Dr. Mara Teresa da Silva Madaleno
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Keywords

  • Energy transition
  • Energy poverty
  • Sustainable development
  • Electric mobility and green policies
  • Genuine saving growth
  • Circular and green economy
  • Climate change
  • Green finance

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The Impact of Renewable Energy and Economic Complexity on Carbon Emissions in BRICS Countries under the EKC Scheme
by Nuno Carlos Leitão, Daniel Balsalobre-Lorente and José María Cantos-Cantos
Energies 2021, 14(16), 4908; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14164908 - 11 Aug 2021
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Economic complexity makes it possible to assess the development of the countries, the relations of innovation, and the differentiation of products. The article considers the links between the hypotheses of the Kuznets environmental curve and economic complexity using panel data for the group [...] Read more.
Economic complexity makes it possible to assess the development of the countries, the relations of innovation, and the differentiation of products. The article considers the links between the hypotheses of the Kuznets environmental curve and economic complexity using panel data for the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) from 1990 to 2015. As an econometric strategy, this study considered the panel fully modified least squares (FMOLS), panel dynamic least squares (DOLS), fixed effects (FE), and Panel Quantile Regression. The empirical results showed that economic complexity, income per capita, renewable energy, and carbon dioxide emissions are integrated with the first difference when applying the unit root test. The arguments of Pedroni and Kao cointegration tests were also used. According to these results, the variables used in this research are cointegrated in the long run. The results validated the arguments of the EKC hypothesis, i.e., the income per capita and squared income per capita are positively and negatively correlated with CO2 emissions. Moreover, economic complexity and renewable energy aim to improve environmental damage and climate change. Full article
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Investigating Carbon Emissions from Electricity Generation and GDP Nexus Using Maximum Entropy Bootstrap: Evidence from Oil-Producing Countries in the Middle East
by Zeinab Zanjani, Pedro Macedo and Isabel Soares
Energies 2021, 14(12), 3518; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14123518 - 13 Jun 2021
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The maximum entropy bootstrap for time series is applied in this study to investigate the nexus between carbon emissions from electricity generation and the gross domestic product, using a bivariate framework for eight Middle Eastern countries between 1995 and 2017. The sample under [...] Read more.
The maximum entropy bootstrap for time series is applied in this study to investigate the nexus between carbon emissions from electricity generation and the gross domestic product, using a bivariate framework for eight Middle Eastern countries between 1995 and 2017. The sample under study includes oil-producing countries such as Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. As the electricity generation in these economies relies mainly on oil and gas, finding out the existence and direction of the relationship between the two considered variables has remarkable implications for policymakers and governments in these countries to achieve both higher economic growth and environmental protection. As expected, this nexus is validated for all countries in the sample but not in all models, time periods, and lags. Therefore, policymakers can set appropriate electricity conservation policies based on these varied empirical findings to boost economic growth with minimum environmental degradation. Full article
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