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The Role of Energy in Twentieth-Century Economic Growth

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the role of energy in the economic growth of twentieth-century Europe. It considers the interrelationships of factors of production in order to identify the general features of ... More


Definitions and Concepts

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter defines some important concepts that are used in the book and which are relevant to energy in the economic context. It first considers energy consumption in the economic sense; here ... More


Energy and Industrial Growth

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers the role that energy played in the industrial growth in nineteenth-century Europe. The economies of Europe grew more rapidly during the nineteenth century than at any previous ... More


China: Green Industry Growth in a Brown Economy

Crystal Chang and Huan Gao

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, we explain the paradox of China’s green industry growth in an otherwise “brown” economy. We argue that the promotion of green industries should be viewed not as a commitment to an ... More


Energies

Vaclav Smil

in Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190060664
eISBN:
9780197548516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060664.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Traditional societies depended on biofuels and animate power from draft animals and human labor. The energy transition reduced biomass fuels to a globally marginal role, as fossil fuel extraction and ... More


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