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Emissions of SO2, NOx and CO2 in Transition Economies: Emission Inventories and Divisia Index Analysis

This paper analyses SO2, NOx, and CO2 emissions in three Eastern countries (Hungary, Poland and Russia) and in three OECD countries (France, the United Kingdom and the United States) for 1971-1994. The energy balances method is used to evaluate the emissions from major economic sectors. The emphasis is on explaining high levels of per capita emissions in transition economies. The analysis of the environment-economic growth relationship shows high emission intensities compared to OECD countries. A Divisia index approach is used to decompose the change in emission intensities into the effects of four components: emission factors, fuel mix, economic structure, and energy intensity. The main contribution to high emission intensities in transition economies is from the persistence of high energy intensities.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Modeling – Energy Data, Modeling, and Policy Analysis; Energy and the Environment – Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases; Energy and the Environment – Air Emissions (other than greenhouse gases)

JEL Codes: Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming, Q42: Alternative Energy Sources, Q52: Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects

Keywords: Divisia index, air pollution, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, environmental regulation

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol20-No2-3

Published in Volume20, Number 2 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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