It is argued that the explosive growth experienced in much of the World since the middle of the 19th Century is due to the exploitation and use of fossil fuels which, in turn, was made possible by capital good innovations that enabled this source of energy to be used effectively…
Étiqueté : economic development
The evolution during the Anthropocene is analyzed through the interaction between economic and technological development, characterized by the role of fossil fuels and by the progressive dominance of those with a higher energy and density power…
“Is anthropogenic global warming occurring? Perhaps, says the author, although an examination of the evidence suggests that it will not be catastrophic and reality tells us that, despite significant expenditure on mitigating climate change, we had better learn to adapt to it…”
The paper aims at investigating the dependency of the Russian economy on natural resources, underlining the causes and the possible consequences of this growth model.
This UNDP paper attempts to provide a very brief overview of the role energy has played in driving economic development in the Arab world, its effects on development choices, and the challenges faced by the resultant development model
This CEPS report aims to identify, explain and detail the links and interactions in Southern Mediterranean Countries (SMCs) between energy supply and demand and socio-economic development, as well as the potential role of energy supply and demand policies on both
The challenge of providing poor people with access to energy services requires a broader and more ambitious approach, according to this new working paper from the IDS-based STEPS Centre
Mouez Fodha, Thomas Seegmulle. Greqam, janvier 2011. This article analyzes the consequences on capital accumulation and environmental quality of environmental policies financed by public debt.