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 LCE  Vol.3 No.3 , September 2012
International Technology Spillover, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions in China
Abstract: Based on autoregressive distributed lag model, we empirically study the interrelationship between international technology spillover, energy consumption and CO2 emissions by using time series data covering the period 1960-2008. The results show that international technology spillover, technology transformation and domestic R&D input cut down CO2 emissions. R&D input has both direct and indirect effect on the reduction in CO2 emissions. On the one hand, R&D input promotes domestic innovation and accelerates transformation, absorption and utilization of the technology from forerunners. On the other hand, R&D input reduces CO2 emissions by rising energy efficiency. Energy consumption increases CO2 emissions.
Cite this paper: R. Lei, Y. Zhang and S. Wei, "International Technology Spillover, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions in China," Low Carbon Economy, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 49-53. doi: 10.4236/lce.2012.33007.
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