Technological Change and the Decomposition of Energy Intensity

  • Hengyun Ma
  • Les Oxley
Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 13)


This chapter is organized as follows: Sect. 8.1 presents the estimated decompositions of energy intensity for firstly, the aggregate economy, followed by the industrial economy (Sect. 8.2). Section 8.3 compares the aggregate economy and industry economy results in order to uncover the differences driving energy intensity in practice. Section 8.4 provides further discussion of these results and what can be learnt from them by providing more empirical background information. The final Sect. 8.5 presents some implications and conclusions. The chapter uses methodologies presented in  Chap. 4 and the data are described in Chap. 5.


Technological Change Energy Intensity Energy Price Rebound Effect Industrial Economy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Economics and ManagementHenan Agricultural UniversityZhengzhouChina, People’s Republic
  2. 2.Department of Economics & FinanceUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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