Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy Transformation and Employment Impact in the EU

Ranjula Bali Swain*, Amin Karimu, Erik Gråd

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    Abstract

    A successful transition towards renewable energy systems in the European Union is expected to improve growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create employment. Analysing recent data from 28 European Union (EU) countries, we investigate the potential interlinkages in employment, renewable energy and non-renewable energy amongst the EU countries. We further examine assess the contributions of renewable energy and non-renewable energy to the future variation in employment, output and carbon emissions within the EU. Our results suggest that renewable energy has a positive and significant net employment impact for EU. We further find that renewable energy consumption contributes substantially to the future variability in employment both for the short and the medium term. Also, carbon-dioxide emissions negatively impact the employment level in the EU.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)695-708
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
    Volume29
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 25 May 2022

    Funding

    The authors express their gratitude to Christina Gravert, Xiang Lin, Linus Palmblad, Carl-Martin Johborg, Svetlana Gross, Shyam Basnet, Shyam Rangnathan and the participants of the Sustainable Development and Energy Use workshop at Misum, Stockholm School of Economics and the seminar participants at Södertörn University. Thanks are due to Hjalmar Skog for excellent research assistance. This work was supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. The usual disclaimer applies. The authors received Funding from Swedish Energy Agency is gratefully acknowledged. The authors express their gratitude to Christina Gravert, Xiang Lin, Linus Palmblad, Carl-Martin Johborg, Svetlana Gross, Shyam Basnet, Shyam Rangnathan and the participants of the Sustainable Development and Energy Use workshop at Misum, Stockholm School of Economics and the seminar participants at Södertörn University. Thanks are due to Hjalmar Skog for excellent research assistance. This work was supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. The usual disclaimer applies.

    FundersFunder number
    Södertörn University
    Energimyndigheten

      Keywords

      • Employment
      • renewable energy
      • Non-Renewable energy
      • EU
      • energy transformation

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