Evaluating the efficiency of nuclear energy policies: an empirical examination for 26 countries


GÖZGÖR G. , DEMİR E.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, cilt.24, ss.18596-18604, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

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  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11356-017-9486-3
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.18596-18604

Özet

The decarbonization of the global economy is an urgent concern. As a potential solution, it can be important to understand the efficiency of nuclear energy policies. For this purpose, the paper analyzes whether there is a unit root in nuclear energy consumption in 26 countries and it uses the unit root tests with two endogenous (unknown) structural breaks. The paper finds that nuclear energy consumption is stationary around a level and the time trend in 25 of 26 countries and nuclear energy consumption contains a unit root only in France. The paper also discusses the potential implications of the findings.