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Energy Innovations-GHG Emissions Nexus: Fresh Empirical Evidence from OECD Countries

Álvarez-Herránz, Agustín, Daniel Balsalobre, José María Cantos and Muhammad Shahbaz ()

Energy Policy, 2017, vol. 101, issue C, 90-100

Abstract: This study explores the impact of improvements in energy research development (ERD) on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis for 28 OECD countries over the period of 1990–2014. In doing so, we have employed a panel data where public budget in energy research development and demonstration (ERD&D) has transformed into a finite inverted V-lag distribution model developed by De Leeuw (1962). This model considers that energy innovation accumulates in time and presents empirical evidence, how energy innovation contributes in reducing energy intensity and environmental pollution as well.

Keywords: Environmental RD&D; Energy Efficiency; Environmental Kuznets Curve; Sustainable Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q41 Q55 Q56 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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