Energy intensities and CO<inf>2</inf> emissions in Catalonia: a SAM analysis

Antonio Manresa, Ferran Sancho

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In this paper we estimate sectoral energy intensities and CO2 emissions for the Catalonian economy. In order to evaluate energy intensities, we use the SAM (Social Accounting Matrix) multiplier analysis applied to a Social Accounting Matrix of the economy. CO2 emissions are estimated by means of the Leontief input-output submodel of the SAM, together with a table of coefficients of emissions per unit of monetary expenditures. This new methodology allows us to dispense with energy input-output tables for the base period. Our results are of the same order of magnitude as others obtained by physical measurement methods. We also simulate how changes in demand and energy efficiency parameters may affect CO2 emissions for the economy. © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-106
JournalInternational Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • CO emissions 2
  • Social Accounting Matrix
  • energy SAM multipliers


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