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Fuel demand across UK industrial subsectors

Fuel demand across UK industrial subsectors
Fuel demand across UK industrial subsectors
Heterogeneity is a theme acquiring more and more prominence in the energy economic literature from both a modelling and policy-making perspective. We show that useful empirical evidence on this subject can be obtained by applying a parsimonious multivariate cointegration analysis that makes use of the increasingly available time series data on energy demand. We find that there is substantial heterogeneity in the demand for fuels from UK firms belonging to different subsectors, with price and level of production having different degrees of importance in the fuel choice, and with evidence of both substitutability and complementarity between fuels. Moreover, we show that fuel demand for the industrial sector as a whole is considerably more elastic than most estimates presented in the literature, finding which has direct relevance for policies aimed at influencing industrial fuel consumption through fuel switching.
0195-6574
Agnolucci, Paolo
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De Lipsis, Vincenzo
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Agnolucci, Paolo
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De Lipsis, Vincenzo
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Agnolucci, Paolo and De Lipsis, Vincenzo (2020) Fuel demand across UK industrial subsectors. The Energy Journal, 41 (6). (doi:10.5547/01956574.41.6.pagn).

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Heterogeneity is a theme acquiring more and more prominence in the energy economic literature from both a modelling and policy-making perspective. We show that useful empirical evidence on this subject can be obtained by applying a parsimonious multivariate cointegration analysis that makes use of the increasingly available time series data on energy demand. We find that there is substantial heterogeneity in the demand for fuels from UK firms belonging to different subsectors, with price and level of production having different degrees of importance in the fuel choice, and with evidence of both substitutability and complementarity between fuels. Moreover, we show that fuel demand for the industrial sector as a whole is considerably more elastic than most estimates presented in the literature, finding which has direct relevance for policies aimed at influencing industrial fuel consumption through fuel switching.

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Published date: 1 September 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 455005
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455005
ISSN: 0195-6574
PURE UUID: 31f4c6d0-ccb3-4f23-8ea1-55c080b26ed7
ORCID for Vincenzo De Lipsis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1728-177X

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Author: Paolo Agnolucci

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