CO2 emissions and energy technologies in Western Europe

  1. Josué Barrera Santana
  2. Gustavo A. Marrero
  3. Luis A. Puch
  4. Antonia Díaz
SERIEs : Journal of the Spanish Economic Association

ISSN: 1869-4195

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 105-150

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1007/S13209-021-00234-8 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 4 (22-09-2023)
  • Dialnet Metrics Cited by: 1 (27-09-2023)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 4 (25-09-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 3 (09-03-2023)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Impact Factor: 1.737
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 1.605
  • Article influence score: 0.564
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: ECONOMICS Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 233/381 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2021
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.371
  • Best Quartile: Q2
  • Area: Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous) Quartile: Q2 Rank in area: 146/441


  • Social Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2021
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.6
  • Area: Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all) Percentile: 62

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.46
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: ECONOMICS Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 328/572


(Data updated as of 09-03-2023)
  • Total citations: 3
  • Recent citations: 3
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): 0.24
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 2.76


In this paper, we investigate the path to the green transition in Europe. In so doing, we implement an empirical model of dynamic panel data on a sample of sixteen Western European countries over the period 1980 to 2019. The model is consistent with various features of neoclassical growth theory incorporating energy use. Our focus is on the short-run determinants of carbon emissions within that set of countries. We provide evidence that the relationship between economic activity and CO2 emissions is strong in economies where economic booms depend on energy-intensive sectors. Also, the mitigating role of renewable energy technologies is key when energy intensity rebounds. These circumstances may constitute a challenge for the climate transition goals targeted in the EU’s Recovery Plan, whose main objective at this very moment is to mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic

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