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Impacts of alternative energy production innovation on reduction of carbon dioxide emissions: evidence from China

Yang, Tianle; Li, Fangmin; Du, Min; Li, Yinuo

Authors

Tianle Yang

Fangmin Li

Yinuo Li



Abstract

Though the impacts of green innovation on reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been an important topic for research on environmental economics, the previous studies ignore heterogeneity of the green innovation and how it might affect the carbon dioxide emissions. This paper identifies the alternative energy production innovation as the main factor from the green innovation which plays a core role in the reduction of CO2 emissions. It examines how the alternative energy production innovation affects the reduction of the carbon dioxide emission. It further analyzes the effects of the alternative energy production innovation on the CO2 emissions from different energy resources. Using a sample of 30 provinces in China during the period from the years of 1997-2017, we find the evidence that the alternative energy production innovation is positively related to the deduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the impacts of the alternative energy production 91 innovation show a heterogeneous effect on the deduction effects from different energy sources. The study contributes to the innovation theory on environmental economics.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security (ENSCON)
Start Date Nov 13, 2021
End Date Nov 14, 2021
Online Publication Date Nov 28, 2021
Publication Date Nov 28, 2021
Deposit Date Nov 28, 2022
Pages 90-122
Book Title International Congress of Energy, Economy and Security: Proceedings Book
Keywords alternative energy production innovation, carbon dioxide emissions, green innovation, energy structure
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2967114
Publisher URL https://enscon.org/pdf/ENSCON'21-Tam-Metin-Bildiriler-Kitabi-13-14Kasim21.pdf