Chapter 3

On the Dynamics of Renewable Energy Consumption (Aggregated and Disaggregated) and Economic Growth: An Approach by Energy Sources

Antonio C. Marques
José A. Fuinhas    University of Beira Interior and NECE-UBI, Covilhã, Portugal

Abstract

This chapter analyzes the electricity-growth nexus in a context of energy transition from conventional to renewable sources. Such transition requires making options as to what concerns the composition of the electricity mix, namely by choosing the contribution from each source to the mix. As such, this chapter assesses the interactions of sources and the consequences of that diversification on the economic growth, by focusing on Germany, which is in the phaseout stage of the nuclear baseload source. Germany ...

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